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Caracara

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Containing group: Falconidae

References

Dove, C.J. and R. C. Banks. 1999. A taxonomic study of creested caracaras (Falconidae). The Wilson Bulletin 111:330-339.

Title Illustrations
Scientific Name Caracara cheriway
Location Laguna Vista, Texas
Acknowledgements The copyright owner has released this image under the Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Creative Commons License.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 2005 Michael Martin
Scientific Name Caracara plancus
Location captive at Donjon des Aigles, Beaucens, Pyr?n?es, France
Comments Located in a XIe century castle overlooking the Gave de Pau valley, this bird center hosts more than 45 species of birds of prey and presents fantastic air shows every day.
Acknowledgements The copyright owner has released this image under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Creative Commons License.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 2006 danielguip
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