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Northern caracara
Caracara cheriway


Size: 23 inches
Overall Color: dark brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: carrion, turtles, small mammals, insects
Nest: platform
Field Identification: black cap, orangish red face, white head and neck, hawk bill, long neck and legs
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Falconiformes
Family: 45 Falconidae (true falcons)
Genus: Caracara
Species: cheriway

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