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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

Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

Observer

chelino

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

Cara Cara muy contento reposando en el suelo desértico del sur de sonora.

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What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

villanuevafranck

Date

the past

Place

Cacaluta (Google, OSM)

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crca Caracara cheriway

Observer

joshualincoln

Date

February 15, 2015

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What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

ncowey

Date

January 26, 2015

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What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

ncowey

Date

February 17, 2015

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What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

dpom

Date

April 16, 2013

Photos / Sounds

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What

crested caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

connlindajo

Date

February 22, 2015 12:33 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

mojavejohnson

Date

February 25, 2015 12:30 PM CST

Description

In flight

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

aureliomolinahdz

Date

August 14, 2014 05:50 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

maura1187

Date

February 22, 2015 02:30 PM MST

Description

Two birds seen riding wind thermals heading north.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

Date

January 12, 2015

Description

estaba parados en un mezquite, por lo regular es su zona de descanzo , el terreno es de cultivo de temporaly en esa zona hay muchos insectos, carroñas y reptiles

Photos / Sounds

What

Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

Observer

gzepeda

Date

April 1, 2010
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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.