- Falco deiroleucus
33–40 cm (13-15¾ in)
- Black face, sides of head and upper parts
- White throat
- Orangey-brown lower throat
- Blackish breast
- Orange-brown lower abdomen and thighs
- Dark brown eyes
- Yellow green cere
- Black bill, becoming green towards the base on the lower mandible
- Bright yellow feet
Bat Falcon will not usually have two colors in the throat area (either whitish or orange but not one above the other).
Central America and South America:
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
Lowland tropical forests s.
Nests on cliff ledges in a scrape or cup shaped depression.
Their diet consists almost entirely of flying birds such as pigeons, caciques, and parrots, shore birds swifts and martins.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Birdforum thread discussing separation from Bat Falcon
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Orange-breasted Falcon. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Orange-breasted_Falcon