chimango caracara

chimango caracara facts

Name: Tiuque / Chimango caracara
Scientific Name: Milvago chimango
Family: Falconidae
Order: n/a
Size: 37 – 44cm approximately (16.7 – 18.3in)
Weight: n/a

Description:
Raptor with an acrobatic flight. They have brown plumage with lighter bands. In the bottom of the wings they can be seen to have darker shades of brown. No apparent sexual dimorphism.

Reproduction:
Nest in colonies or alone; they put 3 eggs hidden among leafy bushes.

Distribution:
From Magallanes to Atacama.

Residence:
All year

Food:
Carnivore, feeds on insects and small vertebrates.

Habitat:
Thickets, fields, swamps and open forest.

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