Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), Topock Marsh, Havasu NWR, Mohave County
This Crested Caracara was independently found
by Tom Gaskill and Eugene Zielinski and photographed by DeeDee DeLorenzo
and Daniel Heckman on 29 December 2015 and by Daryl
Magnuson on 14 January 2016
Local species in Arizona within the Santa Cruz Flats
and Tohono O'Odham Nation. Casual in western Arizona and
along the Lower Colorado River Valley. Potentially first documented sighting in Mohave County.
Wings straight, white base of primaries & tail, big white neck, visible crest,
and large bill. Immature with a brown wash to the head
and note the dull bill color in
the last two photos.
29 December 2015, photo by DeeDee DeLorenzo
29 December 2015, photo by Daniel Heckman
14 January 2016, photo by Daryl MagnusonAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 05 January 2016