December 4, 2020

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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Their diet consists mainly of small birds and large insects, which include dragonflies Odonatamoths Lepidopteralarge grasshoppers OrthoperaHomoptera, and Hymenoptera.

Take a walk at dawn or dusk to catch a glimpse of this falcon—as these are the times when it is most active—in direct, rufiularis flight or soaring in circles. Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Range mass to g 3. To cite this page: In other words, Central and South America.

Gives rapid shrill screaming Subspecies and Distribution F. The smaller male takes more insects, and the female more birds and bats. Filtered version on Moore et al. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive.

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Breeding Most data from E Mexico, with only handful of nesting attempts observed elsewhere. In flight low falc humid forest with clearings.

It occurs from Mexico south to northwestern Peru and, east of the Andes, northern Argentina. Pampa del Indio Provincial Park, Chaco. This shift in diet is affected by the change in the rufigulwris abundant and nutritious prey obtainable. Bat falcon Rufigulxris status. Share this post Share on facebook. Both parent will take an active role in protecting the nest, which may include chasing off other raptors. Many features of this site will not work without javascript.


Tecuitata puebloSan Blas, Nayarit. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features! However, the Bat Falcon will also feed on small birds, mammals and insects.

Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Help complete this species There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings.

Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis. Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern. It has a black head and grey throat but yellow eye-rings and feet. They nest in adopted cavities, on cliffs, or on man-made structures and defend their territory aggressively.

Both adults defending nest while we checked it with a pole camera. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the past, species alternatively labelled F. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. The male provides nearly all of the food during the nestling period.

This type of behavior is a sign of their predator nature. In Trinidad, breeding has been recorded in February.

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

The falcon was catching large moths attracted to lights in a foggy morning. Bat Falcons generally hunt around dawn and dusk at forest edge or over the canopy, often along rivers or road cuts, or at the edges of small crop fields. The Bat Falcon is a widespread small falcon of forest and clearings in the Neotropics.


The bat falcon has deep brown irises that may help camouflage while hunting at night. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding. This falcon is partly crepuscularas the bats in its diet suggest. Rufigu,aris bat falcon lays eggs.

Show Details Hide Details. Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. The bat falci hunts during periods of dusk to dawn and is considered nocturnal Weidensaul ; Del Hoyo et al. Britannica ; Del Hoyo et al. Bat falcons perch conspicuously on high, open snagsfrom which they launch aerial attacks on rudigularis prey. Humid forest with clearings. The head and upper parts of their body are black, with grayish edging to contour the feathers from their upper back to tail coverts.

Descriptive notes 23—30 cm; rkfigularis — g, wingspan 51—58 cm; female — g, wingspan 65—67 cm. Photo by Clive Bowley. That branch, conveniently positioned to the eastern side of the verandah allowed, once or twice, fortunate guests and guides to witness feeding time at the perch. Within days of hatching it is fully feathered and able to eat whole prey on its own Del Hoyo et al.

Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis rufigularis. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.