Taxon profile


Crested Caracara
Caracara cheriway (Jacquin, 1784)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Falconiformes »  family Falconidae - caracaras and falcons »  genus Caracara

Scientific synonyms

Caracara planchus cheriway (Jacquin, 1784)

Other names

= Northern Crested Caracara

IUCN category:Least Concern



Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Caracara cheriway audubonii Cassin, 1865
subspecies Caracara cheriway cheriway (Jacquin, 1784)
subspecies Caracara cheriway grinnelli (Howard, 1940)
subspecies Caracara cheriway pallidus (Nelson, 1898)

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Caracara cheriway]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 5.1 [3570]

Bird Life [] [as Caracara cheriway Jacquin, 1784]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Remsen J. V. Jr., Cadena C. D., Jaramillo A., Nores M., Pacheco J. F., Pérez-Emán J., Robbins M. B., Stiles F. G., Stotz D. F. and Zimmer K. J. (2002-2013): Classification of the bird species of South America 17 March 2013 [], American Ornithologists' Union [as Caracara cheriway]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Caracara cheriway (Jacquin, 1784)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Caracara cheriway (Jacquin, 1784)]
Fenneman J. (2007): British Columbia Bird Checklist [as Caracara cheriway]
Data retrieved on: 25 January 2009
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Caracara cheriway]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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