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Northern caracara

Caracara cheriway


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.


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


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

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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

Spotted for Mission

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