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Crested Caracara

Caracara cheriway


This spotting in Costa Rica, in early AM at dawn. Markings as in attached photos. The Crested Caracara is a member of the falcon family


This spotting was in a grove of trees on the Pacific side of Costa Rica...wetland forest. References indicate it ranges from the northern third of South America northward through Central America, Mexico, and southern Arizona.

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Jim Nelson
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Jim Nelson

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 5, 2013
Submitted on Jan 28, 2015


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