Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara Photo credit: Jimmy Jackson

-Caracara cheriway-

The only falcon that is a scavenger. Regularly seen feeding on road kill and other carrion. Commonly known as the Mexican Eagle. Large, long-legged, long-necked bird of prey. Black crest and red face. White chest and wing tips, black belly and white, dark tipped tail. A species on the move due to habit loss. Never seen on PINS until the last 8 years. Now seen regularly.

Length: 23"
Wingspan: 49"