white patches near wingtips and on rump (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Chimango Caracara
Milvago chamango

Native Range: South America

Notes: this bird of prey is found in tropical and subtropical scrublands; no sexual dimorphism.

mostly brownish plumage, lighter on tail and belly (Brazil; 2007-11-09)
fine barring on wings and tail (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

long narrow wings (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

close-up showing the white rump and wing patches (Brazil; 2007-11-09)