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Yellow-headed Caracara
Milvago chimachima (Vieillot, 1816)
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Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
  Milvago

Scientific:
  Milvago chimachima

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1816)

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 5 p.259

Protonym:
  Polyborus chimachima

Avibase ID:
  BA33DDD5D79EAB89

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175667

Geographic range:

  • Milvago chimachima chimachima: Brazil s of the Amazon to e Bolivia, Paraguay and n Argentina
  • Milvago chimachima cordata: Savanna of sw Costa Rica to Brazil n of the Amazon; Trinidad
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Yellow-headed Caracara
Czech:
  čimango žlutavý
German:
  Gelbkopfkarakara
Danish:
  Lys Caracara
Spanish:
  Caracara Chimachima
Finnish:
  vaaleakarakara
French:
  Caracara à tête jaune
Icelandic:
  Yellow-headed Caracara
Italian:
  Caracara testagialla
Japanese:
  kibarakarakara
Japanese:
  キバラカラカラ
Dutch:
  Geelkopcaracara
Norwegian:
  Kremkarakara
Polish:
  trebacz jasnoglowy
Portuguese:
  Carrapateiro
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Carrapateiro
Russian:
  Химахима
Slovak:
  čimango čimačima
Swedish:
  gulhuvad karakara
Chinese:
  黄头叫隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Caracara à tête jaune ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Caracara à tête jaune ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Milvago chimachima [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Milvago chimachima [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Milvago chimachima [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Yellow-headed Caracara ( Milvago chimachima) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Milvago chimachima [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Milvago chimachima [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Bulgarian: Жълтоглава каракара
Catalan: Caracarà de cap groguenc
Czech: čimango žlutavý, Cimango žlutohlavý
Danish: Lys Caracara
German: Chimachima, Gelbkopfkarakara
English: Chimachima, Chimachima Caracara, Northern Carrier Falcon, Yellow headed Caracara, Yellow-headed Caracara
Spanish: Caracara cabecigualdo, Caracara Chimachima, Chimachima, Chimachimá, Pigua
Spanish (Argentine): Chimachima
Spanish (Bolivia): Chimachima
Spanish (Colombia): Garrapatero caucano, Pigua
Spanish (Costa Rica): Caracara cabecigualdo
Spanish (Spain): Caracara Chimachima
Spanish (Nicaragua): Caracara Cabecigualdo
Spanish (Panama): Caracara Cabeciamarilla
Spanish (Peru): Caracara Chimachima
Spanish (Paraguay): Chimachima
Spanish (Uruguay): Chimachima
Spanish (Venezuela): Caricare Sabanero, Chiriguare
Estonian: helekarakaara
Finnish: Vaaleakarakara
French: Caracara à tête jaune, Caracara chimachima
Guarani: Kiri kiri, Kirincho
Hungarian: pásztorkarakara
Italian: Caracara testagialla
Japanese: kibarakarakara
Japanese: キバラカラカラ
Latin: Milvago chimachima
Lithuanian: Gelsvagalvė karakara
Dutch: Geelkopcaracara
Norwegian: Kremkarakara
Polish: karakara jasnogłowa, Trębacz czimaczima, trebacz jasnoglowy, trębacz jasnogłowy
Portuguese: caracará, caracará-branco, caracaraí, caracará-pinhé, caracará-tinga, carapinhé, Carrapateiro, chimachima, chimango-branco, Gavião-carrapateiro, papa-bicheira, pinhé
Portuguese (Brazil): caracará, caracará-branco, caracaraí, caracará-pinhé, caracará-tinga, carapinhé, Carrapateiro, Carrapeteiro, chimachima, chimango-branco, gavião-carrapateiro, papa-bicheira, pinhé
Portuguese (Portugal): Carrapateiro
Russian: Химахима
Slovak: cimango cimacima, čimango čimačima, karakara čimačima, karakara čimačima (čimačima pobelavá)
Serbian: Žutoglava karakara
Swedish: Gulhövdad chimango, gulhuvad karakara
Chinese: 黄头叫隼
Chinese (Traditional): 黃頭叫鷹

 

         

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