Chimango Caracara - Milvago chimango
This small falcon can be found hunting insects in the prairies and at altitudes of up to 4,000 metres in the Andes. It has an extremely varied diet, ranging from seabird eggs and tortoises to worms and insect larvae. It lives in groups of over 50 individuals. It is opportunistic by nature and uses group force to attack its prey.
First chick hatched at Le Rocher des Aigles : 16 June, 1986
CLASS : Aves
ORDER : Falconiformes
FAMILY : Falconidae
WINGSPAN : 0.7 m
WEIGHT : Male 289 g / Female 300 g
CLUTCH SIZE : 3 eggs
INCUBATION : 26-27 days
LIFE EXPECTANCY : 15 years
DIET : it feeds on carrion and also on living prey, such as insects, amphibians, reptiles and worms.
NATURAL HABITAT : all types of open countryside, steppes, woodland and swamps, along the coast
RANGE : South America
Conservation status info
LC : Least Concern