White-throated Caracara, Phalcoboenus albogularis,
Endemic to the Patagonian Andes. Occurs in mountain areas, forested hills, high Patagonian steppes and borders of rivers. Often seen around rubbish dumps, slaughter-houses and other human settlements.
Scarce to locally common resident in Patagonia.
Alone or in pairs. Sometimes in family groups. Scavenger, mainly feeding on the corpses of cattle, but also preying on small rodents.
Often seen perched high on cliffs, hillsides or fences. Shy and very wary.