- Cacatua galerita
- Parrots & Parakeets
The Striated Caracara is a medium-sized bird of prey related to falcons. They are found in Tierra del Fuego and in the Falkland Islands, where they are most abundant. In the Falklands, they are known as Johnny Rooks.
Though a type of falcon, Striated Caracaras behave more like vultures; they feed by scavenging on carrion or refuse.
Though the current population trend is stable, the Striated Caracara has a conservation status of Near Threatened as of June 2013. This is due to low population numbers resulting from past persecution by humans.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 07 July 2013|
|Scientific Name||Phalcoboenus australis|
|Birdorable Family||Birds of Prey|
(as of 26 January 2017)
21 to 24 inches
45 to 49 inches
42 to 81 ounces