|Chimango caracara (Milvago chimango)|
It contains the following species:
They are native to South America, with M. chimachima just reaching to the Isthmus of Panama and into Costa Rica. Prehistorically the genus extended into the Caribbean. There it might have become extinct as late as after the arrival of the first humans in the early Holocene, though there is no evidence for this at present and they more likely disappeared already during the last glacial period.
- Milvago brodkorbi (Late Pleistocene of Peru)
- Milvago alexandri (Late Pleistocene of Hispaniola, West Indies)
- Jamaican caracara, Milvago tellustris (Late Pleistocene/Holocene of Jamaica, West Indies)
- Cuban caracara, Milvago carbo (Holocene of Cuba, West Indies)
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