Polyborus plancus audubonii

Audubon's Crested Caracara

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The long neck, long yellow legs, and massive gray-blue bill of the caracara make its appearance unique among the raptors. About 58 cm in length, the crested caracara has a white head and throat, white wing tips, and white tail contrasting with a dark body, red face, and signature black crest.

Scientific Name

Polyborus plancus audubonii
Common Name
Audubon's Crested Caracara
Crested caracara (Audubon''s) [FL DPS]
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