White-throated Caracaras

The White-throated Caracaras (Phalcoboenus albogularis) is a South American bird of prey that is found in grasslands and other barren habitats in the Andes of southern Chile and Argentina.

Within its natural range, this Caracara is generally uncommon to fairly common.


It looks like the closely related Mountain Caracara, except it has white underparts (including the chest and throat).

Young birds are overall brown with dull pinkish-grey facial skin.

Diet / Feeding

It is often seen walking on the ground searching for carrion or any small animal to feed on.

Juvenile White-throated Caracara
White-throated Caracara (Phalcoboenus albogularis)
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