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Southern or Crested Caracara
Caracara [plancus or cheriway] (= Caracara plancus) (Miller, JF, 1777)
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Order:
  Falconiformes
Family:
  Falconidae
Genus:
  Caracara

Scientific:
  Caracara plancus

Citation:
  (Miller, JF, 1777)

Reference:
  Var.Subj.Nat.Hist. pt3 pl.17

Protonym:
  Falco plancus

Avibase ID:
  CFED276FD6D14015

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

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554146

Geographic range:

  • Caracara plancus: Amazon basin to e Peru, Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Islands
  • Caracara cheriway cheriway: E Panama and n S Am. to n Peru, Brazil, Aruba and Trinidad
  • Caracara cheriway pallidus: Tres Marías Islands (off w Mexico)
  • Caracara cheriway audubonii: S US to w Panama, Cuba and Isle of Pines
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Southern or Crested Caracara
Czech:
  karančo jižní
German:
  Schopfkarakara
Danish:
  Caracara
Spanish:
  Caracara Carancho
Finnish:
  töyhtökarakara
French:
  Caracara huppé ou C. du Nord
Italian:
  Caracara crestato
Japanese:
  karakara
Japanese:
  カラカラ
Dutch:
  Kuifcaracara
Norwegian:
  Gribbkarakara
Polish:
  karakara czarnobrzucha
Portuguese:
  caracará
Portuguese (Brazil):
  caracará
Russian:
  Обыкновенная каракара
Slovak:
  karakara pásikavá
Swedish:
  Sydlig tofscaracara
Chinese:
  风头巨隼


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Southern or Crested Caracara ( Caracara [plancus or cheriway])
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])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Caracara huppé ( 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)
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]
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]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Caracara [plancus, cheriway or lutosa]

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Other synonyms

Bulgarian: Каракара
Catalan: Caracarà crestat meridional
Czech: Karanco jižní, karančo jižní
Danish: Caracara
German: Karakara, 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
Spanish: Caracara Carancho, Caracara Cargahuesos, Caracara Común, Caracara Crestado, Caracara Quebrantahuesos, Carancho, Quebrantahuesos, Traro
Spanish (Argentine): Carancho
Spanish (Bolivia): Carancho
Spanish (Chile): Traro
Spanish (Costa Rica): Caracara Cargahuesos
Spanish (Cuba): Caraira
Spanish (Spain): Carancho Norteño/Meridional
Spanish (Honduras): Quebrantahuesos
Spanish (Mexico): Caracara Común, caracara quebrantahuesos
Spanish (Nicaragua): Caracara Crestado
Spanish (Peru): Caracara Carancho
Spanish (Paraguay): Carancho
Spanish (Uruguay): Carancho
Estonian: tuttkarakaara
Finnish: 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
Hungarian: bóbitás karakara
Italian: Caracara crestato
Japanese: kanmurikarakara/minamikarakara, karakara
Japanese: カラカラ, カンムリカラカラ/ミナミカラカラ
Latin: 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 czarnobrzucha
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
Russian: Каракара обыкновенная, каранчо, Обыкновенная каракара
Slovak: Karakara pásikavá, karakara pásikavá (karančo južný)
Swedish: nordlig tofskarakara/sydlig tofskarakara, Sydlig tofscaracara, Tofscaracara
Ukrainian: Каракара аргентинська
Chinese: 风头巨隼
Chinese (Traditional): 南美鳳頭卡拉鷹

 

         

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