Crested Caracara - Caracara plancus.

Crested Caracara
Southrn Crested Caracara
Caracara plancus

Southern Crested Caracara Habitat Map

Southern Crested Caracara Habitat Map


Crested Caracara Wingspan Crested Caracara wingspan ranges from 165 cm to 205 cm for adult birds.


Crested Caracara Height Height ranges from 60 cm to 83 cm. Female Caracaras are larger than their male counterparts.


Crested Caracara Weight Weight ranges from just under 2 kg to 3.6 kg. Again the female eagle tend to be larger than male eagles.

Steppe Eagle
Steppe Eagle
Steppe Eagle
Steppe Eagle

Food Sources

The steppe eagle has behavior not expected from eagles, that of a scavenger, preferring others make the kill. However it is, unlike vultures, picky about the meat it eats and chooses fresh kill only. They have no problem steeling prey from other carnivores. Being very capable to hunt for itself, steppe eagles will only undertake active hunting and killing if they are forced to.

lemmingn Lemmings

rat Rats

rabbit Rabbits

marmot Marmots

squirrel Squirrels