Chimango caracara

Chimango caracara
Milvago chimango -Rio Grande, Rio Gande do Sul, Brazil-8.jpg
Nominate in Rio Gande do Sul, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Genus: Phalcoboenus
Species: P. chimango
Binomial name
Phalcoboenus chimango
( Vieillot, 1816)

The chimango caracara (Phalcoboenus chimango) is a species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is found in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay and south of Brazil. The chimango is found as far south as Tierra del Fuego and is a vagrant to the Falkland Islands.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, high-altitude shrubland, temperate grassland, Patagonian steppe, and heavily degraded former forest. This bird is typically found at edges of water and near towns and fields, the latter especially if they are newly ploughed. It is the most common raptor in the Argentinean Patagonia. [2]

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Ximanqo
български: Milvago chimango
brezhoneg: Milvago chimango
Cymraeg: Tsimango
Esperanto: Ĉimango
Nederlands: Chimango
português: Ximango
Tiếng Việt: Milvago chimango