Laughing Falcon cm; male g#R, female g#R; wingspan cm#R. Relatively large, aberrant and highly distinctive falconid, with short, . Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans ss cachinnans), , brendan sloan, , , Costa Rica, Area of Selva Bananito lodge, Limón, . Argentina; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico;.

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Food and feeding Almost exclusively snakes, both nerpetotheres and arboreal, including large and venomous ones, e.

Up to six races recognized by different authors, but most are based on individual variation; thus, excubitor W Mexicochapmani Mexico to Hondurasmaestus N Peru and queribundus E Bolivia to E Brazil, S to N Argentina included within nominate.

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Nestlings are covered in peculiarly dense downreminiscent of a duckling ‘s; they are generally brownish buff, darker herpetothetes, and already show the blackish facial marks of the adults. With its big white immature or pale buff adult head having a dark brown mask from the eyes around to the nape, it is unmistakable.

The source of the vocalization was never seen. Avibase is also available in the following languages: A single individual was seen and heard on forest edge in a small fragment of secundary growth. Also cataloged at Macaulay library as ML Suggestions for corrections are welcome.


Laughing falcon

Recope Road, Manzanillo, Limon. Movements Presumed to be mainly sedentary, but presence said to be temporary all over Brazil, with one Aug The underside of the wing is pale rufous-buff, sometimes with some dark spotting on the underwing coverts. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography.

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Total recording duration 4: Uncommon to fairly common within extensive range, e. Subspecies and Distribution H. There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages. In the area there is dense forest and grazing plain of cattle. Immature birds differ little from adults; they have lighter margins to the back feathers, producing a scalloped effect.

They become more emphatic and after some time change to a sequence of the gwa co call proper, with the first syllable higher in pitch than the second, but not differing in emphasis or volume. Laughing falcon Conservation status.

Vocalization heard at night from road going through Caribbean lowland forest. Calls from one perched bird [sono]. It may carry small snakes in its bill and swallow them tail-first; big snakes may be carried head-forward in its claws, as an osprey carries a fish, and then torn to pieces.

Recording distance was probably 10 meters. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Herpetotheres. It is generally peaceful and unlike other falcons will not harm smaller birds. The young are thought to leave the nest eight weeks after hatching.


Bird checklists – taxonomy – distribution – maps – links. The bird was heard quite distant inside the dense forest. The laughing falcon breeds in rock crevices, tree cavities, or occasionally in abandoned nests of a Buteo hawk or caracara ; in general however it does not even gather nesting material in significant quantities. To register to myAvibase click here. At the parking lot.

Laughing falcon – Wikipedia

The upper wings and back are blackish brown. Habitat Tropical where most numerous and subtropical zones: The eggs herpeotheres heavy dark brown markings on a brown or whitish or pale buff background. Colombia, Surinam; local throughout most of Brazil, and rare in Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages.

Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans cachinnans. The laughing falcon pounces on its prey from flight, often with an audible thud, and then biting it just behind the head, sometimes removing the head in the process.