Photo by StanleyJones
Reserva Nacional JunÃn, Junin, Peru, August 2017
- Phalcoboenus megalopterus
48â€“55 cm (19-21Â¾ in)
- Glossy black upperparts and chest
- White belly
South America: found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, northern Chile and Argentina.
Both this species and Carunculated Caracara has previously been considered subspecies of White-throated Caracara
This is a monotypic species.
Open, mountain grasslands. Generally observed at heights around 2000â€“5000 m.
They nest on cliffs.
Their main diet consists of small rodents, birds, large arthropods, carrion and rubbish.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)
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