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 (Falco rufigularis) :: xeno-canto

They also have small hooked beaks that allow the bat falcon to easily tear its meat. Bat falcon adult males measure cm in. This rufigularls is partly crepuscularas the bats in its diet suggest. Skip to main content. Habitat Tropical forests, generally from lowlands up to montane forest at m, with a single record from Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis rufigularis.

Faucon des chauves-souris German: Retrieved from ” https: Bat falcons inhabit the tropical rain forests. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. The rufigulafis falcon hunts during periods of dusk to dawn and is considered nocturnal Weidensaul ; Del Hoyo et al.

It has a black head and grey throat but yellow eye-rings and feet. Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. 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 mill cranes.


Handbook of the birds of the World. Bat falcon Conservation status. Small, compact version of F.

The call of this species is a high pitched ke-ke-ke like the American kestrel. Photo by Clive Bowley. The bat falcon lays eggs. It was long known as Falco albigularis ; the names Falco fusco-coerulescens or Falco fuscocaerulescenslong used for the aplomado falconare now believed to refer to the present species.

This small dark bird of prey inhabits open woodlands and forest clearings.

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Filtered version on Moore et al. Positive none Economic Importance for Humans: Sima de las Cotorras, Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, Chiapas. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. Rurigularis this post Share on facebook. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.


Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. This type of behavior is likely to recur in other places throughout the range del Hoyo et al. Bat falcons primarily communicate through visual and vocal ways, often calling back and forth to their mate during breeding season.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Falco rufigularis tolerates and can even benefit from patchy, small scale deforestation.

Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis. This shift in diet is affected by the change in the most abundant and nutritious prey obtainable. Sadly, its presence kept most other birds out of the tree. This type of behavior fapco a sign of their predator nature.

Ramal Seringal Cachoeira, Xapuri, Acre. An important part of bat falcon’s time is spent hunting. In Trinidad, breeding has been recorded in February. Help complete this species There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings.