French: Caracara noir German: Gelbkehlkarakara Spanish: Caracara negro
NE & E Colombia, NW, S & E Venezuela#R and the Guianas S through Amazonia to E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia and C Brazil (Maranhão S to N Mato Grosso).
41–47 cm; male 330 g, female 348–445 g; wingspan 91–100 cm. All glossy black; tail basally white; bare skin of face orange, of throat yellow; iris reddish... read more
Overall, vocalizes less frequently than Ibycter americanus, and comparatively rarely when... read more
Forest, usually near edge or along larger rivers; wooded savanna, gallery and secondary forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, feeding on carrion, frogs, fish, nestling birds and eggs, mammals, dragonflies, spiders, beetle and lepidopteran larvae,... read more
Very poorly known. In Guyana species said to nest high in trees, laying 2–3 eggs in Mar–Jun; just-fledged nestling in Surinam... read more
Nothing known; presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Status very poorly known. Extensive range and catholic taste in terms of habitat and feeding habits suggest species... read more
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