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Photo © by Arthur Grosset
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, 17 September 2003
Micrastur gilvicollis


Orange cere, white eye and the fine black barring on its breast.

Similar Species

It is distinguished from Barred Forest Falcon by its orange rather than yellow cere, its whitish rather than yellow to brown eye and the fine black barring on its breast not extending to its belly or flanks.


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Bolivia and Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Treated as a race of Barred Forest Falcon, M. ruficollis by some authors.





  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
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