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  • French
    • Caracara du Nord
  • 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

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Recent observations

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Crested caracara Caracara cheriway

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blubayou

Date

April 19, 2015 09:53 AM CDT

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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danielgeorge

Date

April 24, 2015 05:10 PM CDT

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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ingylwyzky

Date

March 15, 2015 08:31 AM CST

Place

huisquilco (Google, OSM)

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Northern Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

thedude

Date

April 11, 2015 12:59 PM CDT

Description

Two Northern Crested Caracaras feeding on a turkey carcass. Also, joined by two American Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus). The Caracaras seemed to be dominant in the feeding with the vultures backing off at times.

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Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

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elsahdzrdz

Date

April 18, 2015

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Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

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ingylwyzky

Date

December 22, 2014

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Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

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francisco3

Date

April 14, 2015 02:35 PM HST

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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francisco3

Date

April 13, 2015 02:53 PM HST

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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adorantes

Date

August 9, 2014

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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greglasley

Date

April 13, 2015

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Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

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francisco3

Date

April 10, 2015 07:57 AM HST

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

adorantes

Date

September 26, 2009
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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.