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Photo of Female by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manaus, Brazil, March, 2016
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

Similar species

Bat Falcon will not usually have two colors in the throat area (either whitish or orange but not one above the other).

Photo by AdamRiley
Turtle Mountain, Iwokrama, Guyana, November 2011


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


This is a monotypic species1.


Lowland tropical forests s.


Photo by Tom Jenner
Tikal, Guatemala, April 2004


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.


  1. 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/
  2. Birdforum thread discussing separation from Bat Falcon
  3. AvianWeb

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