Argentina; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico;. The bat falcon, Falco rufigularis, is found in Mexico, Central and South America. It ranges from eastern Colombia east to the Guianas and Trinidad, and south to. Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis), , Rosendo Fraga, , , Venezuela, Sierra de Lema, Alcabala (police control) along the paved road.

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Bat falcon

Del Hoyo, Elliott, Sargatal ; Weidensaul Falco rufigularis Daudin Status and conservation Not dufigularis threatened Least Concern.

Both adults defending nest while we checked it with a pole camera. The bat falcon appears to have adapted to its habitat and nests in natural tree cavities or holes abandoned by rufigulariis, in old trogon nests in termite colonies, or on cliffs, also on pre-Colombian ruins, and man made structures, such as sugar mill cranes. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

In Venezuela, the bat falcon lays its eggs in March and in Guyana, in April. Bat falcons are considered a solitary raptor. Key Behaviors flies motile Communication and Perception Perception Channels visual tactile ruvigularis chemical Food Habits The bat falcon appears to have a preference for consuming bats, although they do not make up the majority of its diet.

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Bat falcon – Wikipedia

It is probably closely related to and looks like a small version of the orange-breasted falcon. The summer diet consists of mostly birds and during winter, mostly insects. A clutch of rufigulsris eggs is normally laid in a nest that is built high off the ground. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.


Accessed December 31, at https: In Brazil, it will lay its eggs in August, the middle of dry season.

Tecuitata puebloSan Rifigularis, Nayarit. The throat, upper breast, and neck sides are rufigulaeis white, the lower breast and belly are black, finely barred white, and the thighs and lower belly are orange. Many features of this site will not work without javascript. In other words, Central and South America. Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. They have a long black tail with many fine white or gray stripes, and buff tip.

The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. In Trinidad, breeding has been recorded in February. Biogeographic Regions neotropical native Habitat Bat falcons inhabit the tropical rain forests. Both parent will take an active role in protecting the nest, which may include chasing off other raptors.

Though they occur in unbroken forests, bat falcons seem to be able to adjust to human disturbance and are sometimes found to be more common in broken forest, which includes disturbed area, forest edge, road cuts, riverbanks, or cleared agricultural land with scattered trees. Retrieved from ” https: Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. Falco rufigularis Daudin, Cayenne. Incubation periods last up to 4 to 7 weeks. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.


Pampa del Indio Provincial Park, Rufigulaaris. Bat falcon Conservation status. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features! Bat Falcons generally hunt around dawn and dusk at forest rufigulxris or over the canopy, often along rivers or road cuts, or at the edges of small crop fields. Voice Lone birds are generally quiet, but pairs together are highly vocal.

The head and upper parts of their body are black, with grayish edging to contour the feathers from their upper back to tail coverts. Share this post Share on facebook. This species is not globally threatened.

Photos of Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) | the Internet Bird Collection (IBC)

The flight is direct and powerful. It is dark slate gray above, with an obvious white throat, black-and-white barred breast, and orange lower belly and thighs.

Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Three subspecies currently recognized. Falco rufigularis tolerates and can even benefit from rufigulaaris, small scale deforestation.

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Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.

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