Length: 20-25 in Wingspan: 45-50 in Weight: 2-3 lbs
Long tail and legs. Black body. White head and neck adorned with black cap and spotting/barring on chest. Bare facial skin colored orange to red.
Range map by Neotropical Birds
The Crested Caracara resembles a vulture with its bare facial skin and appetite for carrion, but it is technically considered a falcon. The name “caracara” comes from the South American Tupian languages, imitating the bird’s call.
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