Striated Caracara

The Striated Caracara is a bird of prey.  It can be found on the Falkland Islands, Chile and Argentina.

Most comfortable settled along rugged cliffs and rocky ledges, the Striated Caracara is a scavenger, feeding largely off dead seabirds and sheep. Resourceful, super smart and an expert flier, this bird can achieve speeds of up to 60 kph.

Their diet consists of scavenging, dead seabirds and chicks, insects, eggs and lambs.

They can live up to 30 years in a zoo, but they are under threat in the wild due to loss of habitat and persecution.

Striated Caracara