Extinct Bird Closely Related to Modern Caracaras (image) Florida Museum of Natural History Share Print E-Mail Caption DNA analysis showed that Caracara creightoni, left, was a close relative of Caracara cheriway, or the crested caracara, right. C. creightoni was about the size of modern caracaras but had a bigger bill and a stronger bite. Credit Florida Museum photo by Kristen Grace Usage Restrictions Please credit Kristen Grace/Florida Museum Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.