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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Sima de las Cotorras, Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, Chiapas. A clutch of two eggs is normally laid in a nest that is built high off the ground.

An important part of bat falcon’s time is spent hunting. Though they occur in unbroken forests, rufgiularis 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.

Bat falcon

Bat Falcons can be distinguished from the similar and sympatric but much rarer Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus by their smaller size, more compact structure, narrower white barring on the lower breast, and more restricted orange on the rufiguoaris breast. Vol 2 New World Vultures to Guineafowl.


Small, compact version of F. In Venezuela, the bat falcon lays its eggs in March and in Guyana, in April. They also have small hooked beaks that allow the bat falcon to easily tear its meat.

In flight low over valco forest with clearings. Bat falcons are considered a solitary raptor. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

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Retrieved from ” https: Cladistic analysis of syringeal morphology suggested close relationship with F. The call of this species is a high talco ke-ke-ke like the American kestrel.

Sadly, its presence kept most other birds out of the tree. Key Behaviors flies motile Communication and Perception Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Rufigulars Habits The bat falcon appears to have a preference for consuming bats, although they do not make up the majority of its diet.

Movements Apparently sedentary, but at least some perhaps mainly juveniles wander during non-breeding Photo by Clive Bowley.

Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis. Filtered version on Moore et al. Falco rufigularis Daudin In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. In the past, species alternatively labelled F.


The male provides nearly all of the food during the nestling period. Many features of this site will not work without javascript. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) – Asa Wright Nature Centre

The bat falcon Falco rufigularis is a falcon that is a resident breeder in tropical MexicoCentral and South Americaand Trinidad. Natural calls from a presumed female bird male perched in nearby tree perched in the crown of the Ceiba with the wooden tower. This type of behavior is a sign of their predator falcoo.

Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Bat falcons perch conspicuously on high, open snagsfrom which they launch aerial attacks falc their prey. Habitat Tropical forests, generally from lowlands up to montane forest at m, with a single record from It lays two or three brown eggs in an unlined treehole nest.

Virgen del Socorro, Alajuela. Retrieved 26 November