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 Southern Crested Caracara frequents all types of open country, both in lowlands and at mid-elevation.

Caracara plancus

The nest is a large open structure, typically placed on the top of a tree or palm, but sometimes on the ground. Falconidae Monotypic Authors needed Zoo population Southern and Northern Caracara: The opportunistic caracara feast on a leftover guanaco carcass in Patagonia Park Photo: The female lays eggs in September or October in Falkland Is.

This species closely resembles the allopatric Crested Caracara C. Legs and feet are yellow with strong black talons. The rump, undertail coverts, and tail base are also white, and there are white patches on the primaries that are visible in flight.

The legs plancue yellow and the bare facial skin and cere are deep yellow to reddish-orange. Fr En Es Members’ Area.

Southern crested caracara

Opportunistic in their diet, caracaras are known to both forage for insects on foot like a chicken or behave like their vulture competitors, perching on fence posts and trees, or soaring low over open areas, eyes pealed for small birds, reptiles, amphibians, or leftover carcasses provided by pumas or foxes. No data on global population size, but considered fairly common to locally abundant in much of range, and is especially Mainly feeds on carcasses of dead animals, but will steal food from other raptors, raid bird nests, and take live prey if the possible arrives mostly insects or other small prey, but at least up to the size of a Snowy Egret.


The nest is a large open structure, typically placed on the top of a tree or palmbut sometimes on the ground. It formerly included the Crested Caracara C.

It uses material from Wikipedia. Large caracara very similar An isolated population occurs on the Falkland Islands. Juveniles resemble adults, but are paler, with streaking on the chest, neck and back, grey legs, and whitish, later pinkish-purple, facial skin and cere.

They cannot open large carcasses; but wait for vultures or heat planfus effect opening. Rump and tail are whitish with narrow black bars and broader black terminal bar at tail tip.

References BirdLife International It is also present on Falkland Islands where it is resident. Mantle and breast are white to brownish with blackish-brown streaks.

Retrieved from ” https: Otherwise, it occurs in virtually any open or semi-open habitat and is often found near humans.

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Help complete this species There are many ways lpancus contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. Southern Crested Caracara Caracara plancus. Downloaded on 8 December The species is resident on the Falklands. Throughout most of its range, it is common to very common. Vent and undertail-coverts are creamy-white with indistinct pale grey bars.


Formerly treated as conspecific with C.

The flight feathers are black-tipped. Description It has a total length of cm in and a wing-span of c. Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. It caracaga dark brown overall with white on the face and neck becoming heavily barred with dark brown on the upper mantle and breast.

Caracara plancus – Wikispecies

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. Otherwise, it occurs in virtually any open or semi-open habitat and is often found near humans. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.