Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis) - HBW 2, p. 250

French: Caracara austral German: Falklandkarakara Spanish: Caracara Austral
Other common names: Forster's Caracara, Johnny Rook

Taxonomy: Falco australis Gmelin, 1788, Staten Island.
Sometimes considered to form part of the P. megalopterus superspecies, but apparently more distinctive than congeners. Monotypic.

Distribution: Islets off extreme S South America, including Staten (Isla de los Estados), Navarino and Cape Horn, and Falkland Is; irregularly to S & E coasts of Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego.