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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Voice Lone birds are generally quiet, but pairs together are highly vocal. Tecuitata puebloSan Blas, Nayarit.

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Negative none Conservation Status This species is not globally threatened. Rutigularis Brazil, it will lay its eggs in August, the middle of dry season.

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.

This type of behavior is likely to recur in ruifgularis places throughout the range del Hoyo et al.

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A clutch of two eggs is normally laid rufigulagis a nest that is built high off the ground. These two, in turn, are probably closest to the aplomado falcon and constitute a rather old American lineage of Falco species. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe rufigularris reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.


The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. The bat falcon has deep brown irises that may help camouflage while hunting at night.

Courtship for the bat falcon begins in February or March, which is the middle of the dry season in Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico. Falco albigularis Daudin, Falco fuscocaerulescens Vieillotmodern spelling Falco fusco-coerulescens Vieillot, original spelling. By using rudigularis site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Bat falcon adult males measure cm in. Small, compact version of F. Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis.

Share this post Share on facebook. 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 rufigulagis on the lower breast, and more restricted orange on the upper breast. 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.

In Venezuela, the bat falcon lays its eggs in March and in Guyana, in April. Falco rufigularis Daudin Subspecies and Distribution F. This type of behavior is a sign of their predator nature. Bat falcons are considered a solitary raptor. The summer diet consists of mostly birds and during winter, mostly insects. External sites may use a different taxonomy than Xeno-canto. First sounds come from about 25m away and then the birds fly at us and the loudest sounds are from about 7m.

Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. Validity of races petoensis and ophryophanes often challenged, on grounds that they represent clinal variation in plumage darkness R ; on other hand, populations in far N of range palest of all sometimes awarded separate rufiglaris, petrophilus here subsumed within petoensis ; some authors have preferred to recognize two races, petrophilus and nominate R.


Accessed December 31, at https: Cladistic analysis of syringeal morphology suggested close relationship with F. International Union for Conservation of Nature. They hunt batsbirdsand large insects such as dragonflies. 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. Food and feeding Mainly bats, birds and large insects. The call of this species is a high pitched ke-ke-ke like the American kestrel.

Both parent will take an active role in protecting the nest, which may include chasing off other raptors. It is dark slate gray above, with an obvious white throat, black-and-white barred breast, and orange lower belly and thighs.

Views Read Edit View history. There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, rufigulwris data, and bird sightings. Their throat and upper chest is white and tan extending to their neck. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. That branch, conveniently positioned to the eastern side of the verandah allowed, once or rufigulatis, fortunate guests and guides to witness feeding time at the perch.

Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.