Southern Crested Caracara Facts
Name: Caranchi ir Tero / Crested caracara
Scientific Name: Polyborus plancus
Size: 55 – 60 cm approximately (24 – 26in)
Yellow beak and orange face. Neck, forehead and crown black. No sexual dimorphism. It’s an outgoing bird, not scared easily with humans or other animals.
Lays 2 to 3 eggs in trees.
Forest, low shrub areas, swamps, steppe and marshes.
Carnivore scavenger. Sometimes also eats Charitas (Ñandu offspring) and sheep offspring.