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Northern caracara

Caracara cheriway

Description:

An largish raptor with distinct white next and wing patches, black body and bright orange face, and long legs (for a raptor). When flyling (no photo, alas) it had clearly visible which patches on wings.

Habitat:

Seen an open area with clumps of trees, near ponds.

Notes:

Its also called "crested caracara" .. not sure which is more current.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice spotting

CurtisAlison
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CurtisAlison

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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