This is one of the larger species in the falcon family and it is a scavenger at heart. the bare skin on the face make sure that nothing sticks when eating. They are omnivores and eat live prey and vegetable mater as well as carrion. They are typically found walking the open plains looking for something to eat. This encounter was on the side of the road and there were many of the birds and it led me to believe that there might be some kind of march across the highway the night before?