Caracara cheriway Jacquin, 1784

Castro-Vargas, Fernando, Cruz-Mendivelso, Yerson, Ortega-Chamorro, Darwin & Palacino-Rodríguez, Fredy, 2020, Birds from northeastern Bogotá Savannah, Cundinamarca, Colombia, Check List 16 (5), pp. 1375-1391 : 1382

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.5.1375

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/A65E6110-FFE3-FFE2-FF3C-FA76C4ACF79C

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Caracara cheriway Jacquin, 1784
status

 

Caracara cheriway Jacquin, 1784  

Figure 4B

New records. One adult perching in Pinus sp.   in an exotic forest on the border of the ESNR (04°56′43″N, 073° 57′32″W) on 15 June 2016. One individual flying and for- aging on the grassland of the ESNR (04°56′52″N, 073° 57′47ʺW) on 14 January 2017. One individual flying and foraging on the grassland of the ESNR (04°56′48″N, 073°57′14″W) on 19 June 2018. We recorded this species in the systematic survey on 17 January and 15 Feb. 2019.

Identification. Similar to a hawk, with sharp beak and claws. The body is black with white and strongly yellow (adult) or grey (young) legs. The dorsal region of the head is black, contrasting with the white neck and the yellow-orange face. Young individuals tend to be brown but darken to black with age.

Remarks. We did not record any reproductive events.

Distribution. Florida and southwestern USA, Caribbean, and Central America, south to northern South America.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Falconiformes

Family

Falconidae

Genus

Caracara