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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Wikispecies has information related to Herpetotheres cachinnans. Colombia, Surinam; local throughout most of Brazil, and rare in It carries the food to a perch to eat.

The iris is dark brown, the bill herpetothrres black with a pale yellow cere ; the feet are also pale yellow. Skip to main content.

To register to myAvibase click here. Subspecies and Distribution H. Heard on forest edge in premontane forest near a stream, probably vocalizing from canopy.

Movements Presumed to be mainly sedentary, but presence said to be temporary all over Brazil, with one Aug Tzotzil healers imitate the call of a laughing falcon in order to cure a snake bite. Faucon rieur, Macagua rieur Guianese Creole French: Herpetotheres herpetotheeres Linnaeus International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The tips of the primary remiges are barred with pale grey below, their bases are quite rufous. Originally a mystery recording. It lays one or two eggs according to some sources, but according to others [10] always just one.

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Traditionally it has been placed in the subfamily Polyborinae with the caracaras and forest falconsbut the American Ornithologists’ Union ‘s North American Check-list Committee now places it in the same subfamily as the true falconswhile the South American Check-list Committee places it with the forest falcons but not the caracaras, [4] and it has also been considered a subfamily of its own.


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

Falco cachinnans Linnaeus, Suriname. Immature birds differ little from adults; they have lighter margins to the back feathers, producing a scalloped effect.

The underside is uniformly pale buff; there may be a bit of dark speckling on the thighs, however. Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use.

This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Its English name comes from its loud voice, as does the specific name cachinnansLatin for “laughing aloud” or “laughing immoderately”. herpetottheres

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The broad black face mask stretches across the neck as a narrow collar, bordered with white. Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Napo.

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Habitat Tropical where most numerous and subtropical zones: Descriptive notes 45—53 cm; male — g, female — g; wingspan 75—91 cm. External sites may use a different taxonomy than Xeno-canto.

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Laughing falcon

Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans Linnaeus, The underside of the wing is pale rufous-buff, cchinnans with some hepretotheres spotting on the underwing coverts. Calls from one perched bird [sono]. Views Read Edit View history. The gwa co call may be repeated 50 times or more. Its common and scientific names both refer to its distinctive voice.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports cachninans help you plan your next birding excursion. The Ch’ol Maya of ChiapasMexico, believe that the laughing falcon can kill poisonous snakes because the birds are healers that can cure themselves if they are bitten.

Contribute to Avibase Acknowledgements Flickr group Media stats Flickr group members Media wanted Translate Herpetotherse is also available in the following languages: Recording distance was at least 20 meters. Total recording duration 4: Recording distance was 8 meters. 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. The light parts of the plumage are almost white, paler than in adults; the unfeathered parts are also paler.