Carunculated Caracaras

Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)Carunculated Caracaras

Caracaras

 

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.

 

Description

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.

Carunculated Caracara

Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus) - Juvenile (left) begging for food

Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)

Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus) - Juvenile (right); adult (left)

Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus) - Juvenile

Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)

Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)

Carunculated Caracara (Phalcoboenus carunculatus)

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson

For updates please follow BeautyOfBirds on Google+ (google.com/+Avianweb)


 

Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.

BeautyOfBirds strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information; however, mistakes do happen. If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail. THANK YOU!

Comments