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National Bird of Mexico?

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Old Saturday 7th March 2009, 18:58   #1
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National Bird of Mexico?

Kind of a silly question, but I was trying to figure out what the national bird of Mexico is. Most of the websites state it is the Crested Caracara, while a few others, notably a National Geographic site, state that it is the Golden Eagle. I even tried the Mexican Embassy in Washington, but they had no idea. . . .

I know the flag portrays a Golden eating a snake, but so many sites mention the Caracara (or what some call the Mexican Eagle. . . .).

Thanks for quenching my curiosity!

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Old Tuesday 10th March 2009, 02:27   #2
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I always thought it was Crested Caracara.
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We've been taught since elementary school it's a Golden Eagle.
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Crested what I have heard....makes sense. That is what you see most there of...if not the vulture!
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