|Chimango Caracara Phalcoboenus
(aka Milvago chimango)
|The Chimango Caracara is distributed in south-central and southern South America including the extreme south-east of Brazil. It is found in a large variety of open habitats including agricultural land where it follows the plough in large groups.|
|It is the commonest raptor in
its area and can be identified in flight by its pale rump and the
distinctive pale "windows" on the wings. It has a
yellowish bill and some pinkish bare facial skin.
It feeds on carrion and a wide variety of small wild prey including frogs as you can see in the 5th photo.
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