The Striated Caracara, also called Johnny Rook is native mainly to the Falkland Islands, but also present on some other southern
islands including Tierra del Fuego. It is mainly a scavenger of carrion but will attack weakened sea-birds, their nestlings and sometimes new born lambs.
The adult male and female have similar plumage: a very dark brown body with light flecks on neck and chest,
reddish-brown thighs and orange lores, legs and feet.
Juveniles are reddish brown and downy in their first year but then a shaggy dark brown/black with grey legs/feet
until they acquire adult plumage at about five years.
Checking burrows for nestlings