southern crested caracara

southern crested caracara facts

Name: Caranchi ir Tero / Crested caracara
Scientific Name: Polyborus plancus
Family: Falconidae
Order: n/a
Size: 55 – 60 cm approximately (24 – 26in)
Weight: n/a

Description:
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.

Breeding:
Lays 2 to 3 eggs in trees.

Distribution:
All Chile

Residence:
Annual resident

Food:
Carnivore scavenger. Sometimes also eats Charitas (Ñandu offspring) and sheep offspring.

Habitat:
Forest, low shrub areas, swamps, steppe and marshes.

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