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Crested Caracara

Caracara cheriway


onebigfish 8 years ago

Thanks everyone, I updated the details about it.

outsidegirl0 8 years ago

I agree with ashley it's a Crested Caracara.

AshleyT 8 years ago

That is the bad thing about splitting species, not all websites update it even when they were split several years before!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Whoooa...I was not suggesting the southern form. I found a CR and an international website still using the species name before they were split into species. I have removed my suggestion and endorsed Caracara cheriway.

AshleyT 8 years ago

And estebanjaramillo55, I have deleted your ID suggestion since it is what I have already suggested. If you agree with it, simply click the +1 button instead of making a separate suggestion, thanks.

AshleyT 8 years ago

If this were the southern crested caracara as Scott suggested, the barring on the chest would be much more extensive and go most of the way up the neck. Also, the link he provided shows the range before the species was split. The species he suggested does not occur in Costa Rica now. Here are the range maps: and

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 18, 2014
Submitted on Apr 14, 2014

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