Locally known as the ‘Johnny Rook’, the Striated Caracara has a breeding range of the Falklands, Chile, and Tierra del Fuego. Although numerous in several areas around the Falklands, the Striated Caracara has quite a small breeding population.
It breeds mainly on uninhabited islands and sparingly on West Falkland coasts. Nests are built in cliffs using twigs and vegetation lined with grass and wool.
Up to 4 eggs are laid during October and November, with most chicks fledging in February.
Sexes are similar in appearance, with juveniles gaining adult plumage in four years.