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Phalcoboenus australis (Striated Caracara)

Wikipedia Abstract

The striated caracara, (Phalcoboenus australis) is a bird of prey of the family Falconidae. In the Falkland Islands it is known as the Johnny rook.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.73765
EDGE Score: 2.60086


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Endothermic [1]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  20 %
Diet - Scavenger [1]  60 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %
Clutch Size [2]  2
Wing Span [2]  3.936 feet (1.2 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alberto De Agostini National Park II 3607739 Chile      
Cabo de Hornos UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 12092102 Chile      
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine National Park II 542393 Magallanes, Chile  
Tierra Del Fuego National Park II 172861 Argentina

Important Bird Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Buteo polyosoma (Variable Hawk)2
Caracara plancus (Southern Crested Caracara)2
Leptonychotes weddellii (Weddell Seal)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


South America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Population growth and density, diet and breeding success of striated caracaras Phalcoboenus australis on New Island, Falkland Islands, Paulo Catry, Miguel Lecoq, Ian J. Strange, Polar Biology Volume 31, Number 10, 1167-1174
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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