Audubon's caracara

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

Definition of Audubon's caracara

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of audubon's caracara

after J. J. Audubon †1851 American ornithologist


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