Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Falcons and Caracaras :: Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Described by: Jacquin (1784)
Alternate common name(s): Northern Crested Caracara, Common Caracara
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


near Palo Verde National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica - Feb 26, 2010 © William Hull  near Palo Verde National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica - Feb 26, 2010 © William Hull  Hato el Cedral, Venezuela - Nov, 1992 © Allen Chartier  Oaxaca, Mexico - Feb, 1995 © Allen Chartier  Location unknown - Date unknown © Ray Bieber 
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Sc. and se. United States, West Indies, Central America and n. South America;
(1) S. United States (c. and s. Florida, sw. Louisiana, c. and s. Texas and ex. s. Arizona) and n. Baja s. through Mexico (Sonora, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Nuevo Leon), Tres Marias Is. (Maria Madre Is.), Guatemala, Belize?, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica to w. Panama and the West Indies (Cuba and Is. of Pines).
(2) Tres Marias Is. off w. Mexico.
(3) E. Panama through c. and e. Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and s. to e. Ecuador, nw. and nc. Peru and Brazil n. of the Amazon, as well as is. from Aruba e. to Trinidad.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter: sc. FLA and se, e. and c. TEX and ex. sc. ARZ.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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