Collared Forest Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus

Colombian name: Halcón-montés Collarejo
Collared Forest Falcon, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia
April 2012

The Collared Forest Falcon is distributed in Central America from Mexico southwards and in most of tropical South America, stretching south of the tropics into northern Argentina and Paraguay. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in forest, secondary growth and woodland. It is mainly in the lower strata of the forest from sub-canopy to the ground.

It feeds on small mammals, reptiles and birds including some quite large such as toucans and Chachalacas.

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