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Northern Crested Caracara

Caracara cheriway


Medium-sized eagle with a white neck, black body and wing feathers with a black-and-white checker pattern where the white and black meet. The head is mostly white with a black cap, and it has a yellow beak with a blue-gray tip.


These eagles live at an abandoned zoo outside of León, Nicaragua. The cage is shaded but does not allow for anything resembling flight. Thankfully there are volunteers who come to feed and check on the health of these animals.


Parque Zoologico Arlen Siu

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ScottHarte 11 years ago
Northern Crested Caracara
Caracara cheriway Northern Crested Caracara

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ChristyHolland 11 years ago

These guys make me laugh!! Nice capture!

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 11 years ago

Thanks ScottHarte!

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Leon, Nicaragua

Spotted on Aug 6, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012

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