Sorry for the deer carcass bits...
March 08 2006
two different birds perched in the same tree
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 April 2013
This record gleaned from field journals I kept between 1968 and 2002. The first 6500+ records I posted on iNat had photo documentation, but now I am posting these records which do not have photos just to provide the data point for the species and location as best as I can for the historical record. I will also add a number to represent the approximate number of individuals of this species I recorded on the given day if more than one. My lifer Crested Caracara.
Irons Ln, Sussex Co., DE March 9, 2013. Not a well-known vagrant but there have been a number of presumed wild birds in the East this winter. Previously unrecorded from DE.
Out of focus flight shot from a moving car of a Crested Caracara flying away from a road-killed skunk.
Goliad Co., Texas
8 Feb 2013
The Northern Caracara or Northern Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), called Audubon's Caracara in former times, 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" Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a name still commonly used for the Northern Caracara. As its relatives, the Northern Caracara was formerly placed in the genus Polyborus. Un