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  • 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

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Recent observations

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

mustardlypig

Date

June 24, 2016 12:34 PM CDT

Description

Flying overhead; no photo

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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muir

Date

May 12, 2016 11:46 AM EDT

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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ruiz0812

Date

June 13, 2016

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

carloscarrera

Date

June 15, 2016

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

aureliomolinahdz

Date

March 18, 2016 09:45 AM CDT

Description

Parque Natura. Xalapa, Veracruz.

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

sorilet14

Date

June 10, 2016

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What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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irina

Date

May 28, 2016

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

bryantdp

Date

June 19, 2016 08:43 PM CDT

Description

I believe this is a Crested Caracara. It appears to be a juvenile and it has taken up shelter in my front shrubs. It is over a foot tall.

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

daryl

Date

March 31, 2016 08:02 AM EDT

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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daryl

Date

March 31, 2016 11:31 AM EDT

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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daryl

Date

March 31, 2016 01:14 PM EDT

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What

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

wengarmon

Date

May 25, 2016

Description

A orillas de la playa, alimentándose de un pez globo

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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.
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