Baking: Crested Caracara

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Caracara cheriway

Length: 20-25 in Wingspan: 45-50 in Weight: 2-3 lbs

Identification:

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.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

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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References:

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One Comment Add yours

  1. What lovely edible works of art!

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