LC
Mountain Caracara Phalcoboenus megalopterus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,130,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 10.3 - - -

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Argentina N Extant Yes
Bolivia N Extant Yes
Chile N Extant Yes
Ecuador N Extant Yes
Peru N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Argentina Reserva Provincial Laguna Brava
Argentina Reserva Provincial Lagunas de Epulaufquen
Argentina Parque Provincial Copahue-Caviahue
Argentina Aluminé-Moquehue
Argentina Caspala y Santa Ana
Argentina Laguna Los Enamorados
Argentina Laguna Guayatayoc
Argentina Lagunillas
Argentina Reserva Provincial de Uso Múltiple Laguna Leandro
Argentina Reserva Provincial Olaroz-Cauchari
Argentina Monumento Natural Laguna de Los Pozuelos
Argentina Cerro Negro de San Antonio
Argentina Lagunas Runtuyoc - Los Enamorados
Argentina Queñoales de Santa Catalina
Argentina Sistema de lagunas de Vilama-Pululos
Argentina Yavi y Yavi Chico
Argentina Quebrada del Toro
Argentina Sierra de Santa Victoria
Argentina Socompá-Llullaillaco
Argentina Santa Victoria, Cañani y Cayotal
Argentina Luracatao y Valles Calchaquíes
Argentina Sierra de Zenta
Argentina Parque Nacional Campo de los Alisos
Argentina Parque Provincial Cumbres Calchaquíes
Argentina El Infiernillo
Argentina Parque Provincial La Florida
Argentina Reserva Natural de La Angostura
Argentina Parque Provincial Los Ñuñorcos y Reserva Natural Quebrada del Portugués
Argentina Reserva Provincial y de la Biosfera Laguna Blanca
Argentina Salar del Hombre Muerto
Argentina Parque Provincial Aconcagua y Monumento Natural Puente del Inca
Argentina Reserva Natural Villavicencio

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major resident
Altitude 2000 - 5000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 7000 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Phalcoboenus megalopterus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2021.