White-throated Caracara Phalcoboenus albogularis


The White-throated Caracara is the most southerly member of the Mountain Caracara superspecies; it is found from central Chile south to Tierra del Fuego, where it does not appear to occur with its congener and ecological equivalent, the Striated Caracara. In contrast to the northerly members of the superspecies, the White-throated Caracara is found at sea-level but its elevational range also extends up to 3000 m. It prefers open mountain slopes and humid forest, especially beech. It often forages solitarily. The diet of the White-throated Caracara has not been studied in detail, but it is known to consume a wide variety of food items.

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Adult calls

© Santiago Imberti

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
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Recommended Citation

White-throated Caracara (Phalcoboenus albogularis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whtcar1