chimango caracara

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Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango)

…a species of Caracara (Polyborinae) which occurs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Chimango caracaras typically inhabit subtropical and tropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, Patagonian steppe, and heavily degraded former forests. Like other caracaras Milvago chimango is omnivorous and will feed on reptiles, amphibians, other small animals and carrion. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Falconiformes-Falconidae-Polyborinae-Milvago-M. chimango

Images: E. Schreurs and Cláudio Dias Timm