Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

  • Scientific Names
    • Caracara cheriway
    • Caracara cheriway audubonii
    • Polyborus audubonii
    • Polyborus plancus audubonii
  • English
    • Crested Caracara
    • Northern Crested Caracara
  • Spanish
    • Caracara quebrantahuesos
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • CRCA
  • French
    • Caracara du Nord

Guide Colors

     

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Invite photos from other sites »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

bogslogger

Date

April 23, 2016 10:21 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

sacagewea2

Date

February 29, 2016

Description

Large dark raptor, orange facial skin and bill with blue/gray tip.
Neck white, crown dark.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

armaturino

Date

February 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

jromeoti

Date

April 24, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

gzepeda

Date

April 29, 2016 03:13 PM CDT

Description

Breve descripción de lo que observaste

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

juddpatterson

Date

April 30, 2016 06:50 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

gzepeda

Date

April 27, 2016 05:34 PM CDT

Description

Breve descripción de lo que observaste

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

April 17, 2016 05:18 PM EDT

Description

We ended our first day birding in the Los Flamencos reserve, a dry forest reserve to the east of Santa Marta which has a lot of specialty birds. This Crested Caracara was perched by the road in the fading light.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

francisco3

Date

April 26, 2016 10:56 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

jokurtz

Date

December 29, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

dpom

Date

April 25, 2016 11:25 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

entomo-logic

Date

April 22, 2016 10:14 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
View all observations

Description from Wikipedia

The Northern Crested Caracara, Northern Caracara, or Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) as it is properly known where it lives in the Americas, is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Southern Caracara (C. plancus) and the extinct Guadalupe Caracara (C. lutosa) as the "Crested Caracara". It has also been known as the Audubon's Caracara. As with its relatives, the Northern Caracara was formerly placed in the genus Polyborus....

Logo eee 15px

Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
    Member of the iNaturalist Network   |   Powered by iNaturalist open source software