Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara
Polyborus plancus
Santa Cruz County California
11 Sept. 2005


This adult Crested Caracara was found by Rob Moeller on 14 August 2005 along Swanton Road in Santa Cruz County. Almost a month later, Cindy and I made our way by the spot on the way home from a pelagic weekend on Monterey Bay. We were rewarded with excellent views as the bird fed on a carcass along Highway One.

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