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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Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Key Behaviors flies motile Communication and Perception Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic 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.

Representatives of the latter group can also be seen in Trinidad. Small, compact version of F.

Ramal Seringal Cachoeira, Xapuri, Acre. In Venezuela, the bat falcon lays its eggs in March and in Guyana, in April.

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

Gives rapid shrill screaming That branch, conveniently positioned to the eastern side of the verandah allowed, once or twice, fortunate guests and guides to witness falo time at the perch.


It occurs from Mexico south to northwestern Peru and, east of the Andes, northern Argentina. Subscribe to our RSS Feedor simply recommend us to friends and colleagues! In the past, species alternatively labelled F.

Falco rufigularis Daudin rufigilaris, Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Accessed December 31, at https: They also have small hooked beaks that allow the bat falcon to easily tear its meat. Widespread and generally not uncommon in appropriate habitat, it being one of the most widely distributed New World falcons The bat falcon hunts during periods of dusk to dawn and is considered nocturnal Weidensaul ; Del Hoyo et al. Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass to g 3.

An important part of bat falcon’s time is spent hunting. Negative none Conservation Status This species is not globally threatened.

To cite this page: Share this post Share on facebook. It has a black head and grey throat but yellow eye-rings and feet.

Their throat and upper chest is white and tan extending to their neck. This small dark bird of prey inhabits open woodlands and forest clearings. Incubation periods last up to 4 to 7 weeks. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. They have a long black tail with many fine white or gray stripes, and buff tip.


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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Both adults defending nest while we checked it with a pole camera, bird about 7m away. Sima de las Cotorras, Ocozocoautla de Rufiguladis, Chiapas.

The bat falcon appears to have adapted to its habitat and nests in natural tree cavities or holes abandoned by parrots, in old trogon nests in termite colonies, or on cliffs, also on pre-Colombian ruins, and man made structures, such as sugar rufigulwris cranes. Humid forest with clearings.

Bat falcon

Food and feeding Mainly bats, birds and large insects. Courtship for the bat falcon begins in February or March, which is the middle of the dry season in Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico.

The flight is direct and powerful. Retrieved from ” https: In wet Chaco gallery forest in a patch of woods bordering a highway.

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