Crested Caracara

These birds are thought to be mostly on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Southern Arizona and down into Mexico. They are thought to stay in their territory year around and pairs mate for life.

This bird was sighted on the Tohono O'odham nation near Quijotoa. This is the normal western boundry of their range in Arizona

This bird was perched in a bush near the highway near the eastern boundry of their range.

A very distinct bird and easy to identify in the field.

A pair of Crested Caracara on a Saguaro cactus