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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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bibiana

Date

September 20, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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greglasley

Date

March 28, 2015

Description

Shot taken directly into the sun at a long distance

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Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

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gonzalezii

Date

March 20, 2015 09:36 AM CDT

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Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

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gonzalezii

Date

March 20, 2015 09:04 AM CDT

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crested caracara Caracara cheriway

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mpvotaw

Date

May 24, 2008

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crested caracara Caracara cheriway

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connlindajo

Date

March 25, 2015 02:48 PM CDT

Description

This bird waited until I made a U-turn and pulled over on the opposite side of road to get photos.

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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greglasley

Date

March 24, 2015

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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greglasley

Date

March 24, 2015

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Caracara quebrantahuesos Caracara cheriway

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bluewaterlife

Date

March 22, 2015 05:31 PM CDT

Description

Eating a deceased opossum on side of road, while fighting off a Turkey Vulture.

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

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earthmate

Date

February 9, 2015 02:14 PM EST

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crested caracara Caracara cheriway

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ryan3

Date

February 21, 2015

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Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Observer

dwboston

Date

March 16, 2015 05:28 PM CDT

Description

I've seen this bird several times flying north past my place of work around the same time every day (about 5:30ish). Today, I was lucky to fire off a few shots of it as it flew by. Much to my surprise, it's a new species for me!

03/16/2015, 5:28 PM
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 1/1250 sec, f/7.1, 200mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III), ISO 200 (auto), Exp comp +1/3

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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.