Collective Noun and Other Facts
- A common subject of folklore and legends throughout Central and South America, the Crested Caracara is sometimes referred to as the “Mexican Eagle.” It is also the national bird of Mexico.
- Formerly Audubon’s Caracara
- Although it looks like a long-legged hawk and associates with vultures, the Crested Caracara is actually in the same family as falcons.
- Length 19.3–22.8 in (49–58 cm)
- Wingspan 47.2 in (120 cm)
- Weight 37–45.9 oz (1050–1300 g)