Avañe’ẽ: Karakara azərbaycanca: Adi qarqar brezhoneg: Karakara-kuch ar c’ hreisteiz čeština: Karančo jižní dansk: Stribet gribbefalk. Deutsch. Scientific Name: Caracara plancus (Miller, ). Common Name(s). English, –, Southern Caracara, Southern Crested Caracara. Southern Caracara cm; g (sexes combined) in Chile and Peru, but g for sample from NW Argentina#R; wingspan cm.

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The pair bond is maintained year-round, and individuals may remain paired for many years. To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now!

Otherwise, it occurs in virtually any open or semi-open habitat and is often found near humans. It is typically solitary, but several individuals may gather at a large food-source e.

Southern Caracara

No data on global population size, but considered fairly common to locally abundant in much of range, and is especially In fact, they are the second largest species of falcon in the world by mean body mass, second only to the gyrfalcon. It forages mainly by walking on the ground.

They are suspected of attacking and killing newborn lambs and goats, for which they have suffered heavy persecution; but here is little evidence to suggest that killing actually occurs. Retrieved 26 November The Southern Crested Caracara frequents all types of open country, both in lowlands and at mid-elevation. The immature is browner overall, with whitish streaks or blotches on back and breast. The flight is powerful with wingbeats interspersed with glides.


A clutch consists of 2 eggssometimes 1 or 3, rarely 4, which are incubated by both craacara for days. There are many ways to contribute—we need species caracra, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Cheeks, plancuus, throat and p,ancus are white or pale buff.

Gives variety of rattles, cackles and squawks. As presently defined, the Southern Caracara is restricted to central and southern South America. Caracaras feed on insects; small and occasionally large vertebrates, including fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals; eggs; and carrion of all types.

Untrained birds travel better in completely dark boxes, with a carpeted floor and roof, with an upwards sliding door at one end and no perch. It is also present on Falkland Islands where it is resident. But it is able to kill preys as large as lambs. Voice Similar to that of C.

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Caracara plancus – Wikispecies

The bare parts are duller with pinkish face. The cap, belly, thights, most of the wings and tail-tip are dark brownish, the auriculars feathers covering the earsthroat and nape back of the neck are whitish-buff, and the chest, neck, mantle, back, uppertail-coverts, crissum and basal part of the tail are whitish-buff barred dark caracarq.


Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features! Legs and feet are yellow with strong black talons. It occurs in pastures, river edges, forested and marshy areas.

Description It has a total length of cm in and a wing-span of c. Recommended citation Bierregaard, Planucs. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Average is two eggs.

They may be re-used for several years. Serra da Canastra National Park. It is likely to benefit from the widespread deforestation in tropical South America. It may sometimes hunt in small groups of individuals. Recently split from C. Mantle and carcara are white to brownish with blackish-brown streaks.

Average clutch size is two eggs. The bill is pale bluish-grey. Views Read Edit View history. Caracara Carancho – Carancho Ita: The southern crested caracara Caracara plancusalso known as the southern caracara or caranchois a bird of prey in the family Falconidae.

Southern Caracara Caracaara plancus.

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They build a nest in tallest vegetation or tree-like structure commanding wide view. Retrieved from ” https: Open and semi-open country; pastures, palm savannas, river edges and especially ranch land, sometimes in forested and marshy areas. Photo Copyright by Dario Sanches.