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Crested Caracara

Caracara cheriway


Terry Schiefer
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eBird Checklist S37682502
32.87x-95.072 - Jun 17, 2017 racoon rd
Upshur, Texas, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 32.8702, -95.0716 Map



Photo of bird when it raised its head while eating. Though poorly focused, you can somewhat see the white head with black cap and area where reddish facial skin is near beak. Also you can see the black back and a little of the white on the tail.

Observation details

Large black hawk type bird with white face with red facial skin near beak, black crown, white patch on outer wing, white tail with black tip. Flew across in front us and landed in field on south side of road on ground feeding on something, observed for 10 minutes feeding, then it slowly walked out of view to the west behind trees.

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