AnAge entry for Caracara plancus

Classification (HAGRID: 00543)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Falconiformes
                Family: Falconidae
                    Genus: Caracara
Species
Caracara plancus
Common name
Southern caracara
Synonyms
Polyborus plancus, Polyborus plancus plancus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
37.6 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 575
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

A specimen of a Brazilian caracara classified as Polyborus tharus lived 37.6 years in captivity [0575]. Record longevity in the wild is 17.6 years [0427].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
1,348 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 554146
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Taxonomy ID 8951
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