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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The source of the vocalization was never herpetotherfs. Recording distance was at least 20 meters. The iris is dark brown, the bill is black with a pale yellow cere ; the feet are also pale yellow.

Laughing falcon

A laughing falcon frequently and often conspicuously stays on a perch for hours, sitting upright and observing the ground alertly, sometimes flicking its tail or nodding, or moving around a bit on its perch with slow, cautious little steps. The gwa co call may be repeated 50 times or more. A single individual was seen and heard on forest edge in a small fragment of secundary growth.

The laughing falcon Herpetotheres cachinnansalso called the snake hawk erroneously, since it is not a hawkis a medium-sized bird herpetotherfs prey in the falcon family Falconidaethe only member of the genus Herpetotheres.

Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans ss cachinnans.


Related taxa Alternative arrangements: Avibase is also available in the following languages: Herpetotheres cachinnans [cachinnans or fulvescens]: Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Herpetotheres cachinnans Linnaeus The underside is uniformly pale buff; there may be a bit of dark speckling on the thighs, however.

Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. 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. Lowlands of n Mexico to Honduras Source: Also cataloged at Macaulay library as ML The young are thought to leave the nest eight weeks after hatching.

Movements Presumed to be mainly sedentary, but presence said to be temporary all over Brazil, with one Aug Calls from one perched bird [sono]. Search Avibase search Browse by families.

Relatively large, aberrant and highly distinctive falconid, with short, round-tipped The bird was heard quite distant inside the dense forest. Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans Linnaeus, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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Laughing falcon Conservation status. 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.

Recording distance was 8 meters. External sites may use a different taxonomy than Xeno-canto. MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion. Sometimes, the initial calls are a oo oo-oo cow-cow-cowsometimes cacninnans descending gwaaaaaaa Skip to main content.


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Retrieved from ” https: Voice Vocalizations well known, including to local people in rural areas, who sometimes ascribe evil There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.

Recording distance was probably 10 meters. Habitat Tropical where most numerous and subtropical zones: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is locally defined. This Neotropical species is a specialist snake-eater. Adults have a pale buff head, changeable between a more brownish and an almost white hue according to feather wear and individual variation.

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Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans cachinnans. Descriptive notes 45—53 cm; male — g, female — g; wingspan 75—91 cm. Recope Road, Manzanillo, Limon. Colombia, Surinam; cachimnans throughout most of Brazil, and rare in