Audubon's caracara

noun
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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