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    • Caracara cheriway
    • Caracara cheriway audubonii
    • Polyborus audubonii
    • Polyborus plancus audubonii
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    • Crested Caracara
    • Northern Crested Caracara
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    • Caracara quebrantahuesos
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Recent observations

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What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

mojavejohnson

Date

November 21, 2014 01:08 PM CST

Description

Viewed in flight

Photos / Sounds

What

Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

the past

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No photos or sounds

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Date

November 13, 2014 06:48 AM CST

Description

volando cerca del camino. primer avistamiento

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

blubayou

Date

November 7, 2014 11:09 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

davidangel-v

Date

February 19, 2014

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What

crested caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

jcentavo

Date

November 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

November 7, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

jumtal

Date

November 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

November 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

Observer

jmoralesrbpc

Date

October 24, 2014

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What

Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

Observer

atakamara

Date

November 6, 2014 11:31 AM MST

Photos / Sounds

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

robberfly

Date

November 10, 2014

Description

Can't get enough of this creature over the last few days...

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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....

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.