Audubon's caracara

Au·​du·​bon's caracara | \ ˈȯdəbənz-, -ˌbänz sometimes ˈȯdyə- or ˈȯjə- \

Definition of Audubon's caracara

: a North American caracara (Polyborus cheriway audubonii) that is widespread from the southern U.S. through Mexico to Central America and is rusty black above with a bright bare face, a small black crest, and the breast and tail white marked with black

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History and Etymology for Audubon's caracara

after J. J. Audubon †1851 American ornithologist

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“Audubon's caracara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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