The Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus) is a South American bird of prey found in páramo in the Andes of Ecuador and Colombia, where it is generally uncommon to fairly common.
It looks similar to the closely related Mountain Caracara, but it has a black chest and upper belly with dense white streaks.
Juveniles are overall brown with dull pinkish-grey facial skin.
Diet / Feeding
They are commonly seen walking on the ground, searching for carrion or virtually any small animal to feed on.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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