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Crested Caracara

Caracara plancus (Miller, JF, 1777)

The crested caracara is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is found from the southern United States through Central and South America to Tierra del Fuego. It was formerly placed in the genus Polyborus. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
   Caracara
Scientific:
  Caracara plancus


Original description

Citation:
  (Miller, JF, 1777)

Reference:
  Var.Subj.Nat.Hist. pl.17

Protonym:
  Falco Plancus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/49649848


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CFED276FD6D14015

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CFED276F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CFED276F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554146

Geographic range:

  • Caracara plancus [plancus]: Amazon basin to e Peru, Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Islands
  • Caracara plancus cheriway: E Panama and n S Am. to n Peru, Brazil, Aruba and Trinidad
  • Caracara plancus pallidus: Tres Marías Islands (off w Mexico)
  • Caracara plancus audubonii: S US to w Panama, Cuba and Isle of Pines
English:
Crested Caracara
Catalan:
Caracarà crestat meridional
Czech:
karančo jižní
Danish:
Caracara
German:
Schopfkarakara
Spanish:
Caracara Carancho
Spanish (Spain):
Caracara carancho
Finnish:
eteläntöyhtökarakara
French:
Caracara huppé
Croatian:
krunata karakara
Hungarian:
bóbitás karakara
Icelandic:
Gammfálki
Italian:
Caracara meridionale
Japanese (romaji):
karakara
Japanese:
ミナミカラカラ
Lithuanian:
Kuoduotoji karakara
Dutch:
Kuifcaracara
Norwegian:
Gribbkarakara
Polish:
karakara czubata
Portuguese:
carcará
Portuguese (Brazil):
carcará
Russian:
Равнинная каракара
Slovak:
karakara pásikavá
Serbian:
Ćubasta karakara
Swedish:
tofskarakara
Ukrainian:
Каракара аргентинська
Chinese:
凤头巨隼
Chinese (Traditional):
南美鳳頭卡拉鷹


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Caracara huppé ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Crested Caracara ( Polyborus plancus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Crested/Southern Caracara ( Caracara cheriway/plancus)
eBird version 1.54:
Crested/Southern Caracara ( Caracara cheriway/plancus)
eBird version 1.55:
Crested/Southern Caracara ( Caracara cheriway/plancus)
eBird version 2015:
Crested/Southern Caracara ( Caracara cheriway/plancus)
eBird version 2016:
Crested/Southern Caracara ( Caracara cheriway/plancus)
eBird version 2017:
Crested/Southern Caracara ( Caracara cheriway/plancus)
eBird version 2018:
Crested/Southern Caracara ( Caracara cheriway/plancus)
eBird version 2019:
Crested/Southern Caracara ( Caracara cheriway/plancus)
eBird version 2021:
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Common Caracara ( Polyborus plancus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Common Caracara ( Polyborus plancus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Crested Caracara ( Polyborus plancus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Crested Caracara ( Polyborus plancus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Crested Caracara ( Polyborus plancus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Crested Caracara ( Caracara plancus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Caracara [plancus, cheriway or lutosa] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Bulgarian: Каракара
Catalan: Caracarà crestat meridional
Czech: Karanco jižní, karančo jižní
Danish: Caracara
German: Karakara, Nord-/Schopfkarakara, Schopfkarakara
English: Audubon's caracara, caracara eagle, Common Caracara, Crested Caracara, Crested/Southern Caracara, Florida caracara, Mexican buzzard, Mexican eagle, Savanna Kite, South American Caracara, Southern Caracara, Southern Crested Caracara, Southern or Crested Caracara
English, HBW: Crested/Southern Caracara
English (IOC): Crested Caracara, Northern/Southern Crested Caracara
English (United States): Crested Caracara, Crested/Southern Caracara
Esperanto: Suda karakaro
Spanish: Caracara Carancho, Caracara Cargahuesos, Caracara Común, Caracara Crestado, Caracara Quebrantahuesos, Carancho, Carancho Norteño/Meridional, Quebrantahuesos, Traro
Spanish (Argentine): Carancho
Spanish (Bolivia): Carancho
Spanish (Chile): Traro
Spanish (Costa Rica): Caracara Cargahuesos
Spanish (Cuba): Caraira
Spanish (Ecuador): Caracara Crestado
Spanish (Spain): Caracara carancho, Carancho Norteño/Meridional
Spanish (HBW): Crested/Southern Caracara
Spanish (Honduras): Quebrantahuesos
Spanish (Mexico): Caracara Común, caracara quebrantahuesos
Spanish (Nicaragua): Caracara Crestado
Spanish (Panama): Caracara Crestada
Spanish (Peru): Caracara Carancho, Caracara Crestado, Caracara Crestado/Carancho
Spanish (Paraguay): Carancho
Spanish (Uruguay): Carancho
Spanish (Venezuela): Caricare Encrestado
Estonian: tuttkarakaara
Finnish: eteläntöyhtökarakara, Töyhtökarakara
French: Caracara commun, Caracara de Cheriway, Caracara du Nord ou C. huppé, Caracara huppé, Caracara huppé ou C. du Nord
Irish: Caracara deisceartach
Guarani: Kara kara
Croatian: krunata karakara
Hungarian: bóbitás karakara
Icelandic: Gamm-/kambfálki, Gammfálki
Italian: Caracara crestato, Caracara meridionale
Japanese (romaji): kanmurikarakara/minamikarakara, karakara
Japanese: カラカラ, カンムリカラカラ/ミナミカラカラ, ミナミカラカラ
Scientific: Caracara [plancus or cheriway], Caracara cheriway/plancus, Caracara plancus, Caracara plancus plancus, Falco plancus, Polyborus planchus, Polyborus plancus, Polyborus plancus plancus
Lithuanian: Kuoduotoji karakara
Latvian: Dienvidu karakara
Dutch: Carancho, Kuifcaracara, Noordelijke Kuifcaracara/Zuidelijke Kuifcaracara
Norwegian: Gribbkarakara, nordkarakara/gribbkarakara
Polish: karakara białorzytna/czarnobrzucha, karakara czarnobrzucha, karakara czubata
Portuguese: Caracara, caracará, caracarai, carancho, carcará, chimango, gavião-caracará, Gavião-carcará, gavião-de-queimada
Portuguese (Brazil): Caracará, caracará/caracará-do-norte, caracarai, carancho, carcará, chimango, gavião-caracará, gavião-de-queimada
Portuguese (Portugal): caracara-de-crista
Russian: Каракара обыкновенная, каранчо, Обыкновенная каракара, Равнинная каракара, Хохлатая/Равнинная каракара
Slovak: karakara chochlatá/pásikavá, Karakara pásikavá, karakara pásikavá (karančo južný)
Serbian: Ćubasta karakara, Ćubasta/južna karakara
Swedish: nordlig tofskarakara/sydlig tofskarakara, Sydlig tofscaracara, Tofscaracara, tofskarakara
Turkish: Kuzeyli/güneyli karakara, Tepeli Karakara
Ukrainian: Каракара аргентинська
Chinese: 凤头巨隼, 风头巨隼
Chinese (Traditional): 南美鳳頭卡拉鷹

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