Kiersten Rowland

Adventures, Travel & Photography

White-throated Caracara in Patagonia

19 January 2011

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Thought you might like to see one of the characters I met whilst in Patagonia recently. Its a White-throated Caracara (phalcoboenus albogularis).

White-throated Caracara
White-throated Caracara

We had walked to the Laguna Torre to get a nice close view of one of the most iconic mountains in the world, Cerro Torre, whilst admiring the view the Caracara came along and gave us a great half an hour or so of entertainment. Even people who had no interest in birds were taking photos and video.

White-throated Caracara
White-throated Caracara

In the books it is described as shy and wary, well I can say I think the books need to be re-written as our bird seemed to thoroughly enjoy its encounter with humans. If you want to see more photos then have a look at the Smugmug Gallery.


Emma: Wow, that videos fab, bless him. Their not bothered by you in the slightest are they!

Khyra’s Mom: Nothing like a raptor to take my breath away!

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