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Falco femoralis

Aplomado Falcon

  • Order: Falconiformes
  • Family: Falconidae
  • Polytypic 3 Subspecies

Authors: Rodríguez-Flores, C., C. Soberanes-González, and M. C. Arizmendi


The Americas

It distributes from Mexico to southern South America. In Mexico it is found in the Atlantic slope, from the southeastern San Luis Potosi and Veracruz to western Campeche, there are some local records in Chihuahua and Oaxaca, also lived in the north and we

The current populations in Mexico are resident and partial migratory, making altitudinal movements along the year. It is a rare to uncommon throughout its distribution in Mexico. It has been estimated that their distributional range is about 12,000,000 km

Outside the Americas

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It inhabits in savannas and open areas, with associations of oaks, palms, also in swamps with scattered trees and evergreen forest cleared; it is found in a wide variety of habitats, from lowland tropical forests and dry grasslands, to plains and plateaus

Historical changes

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Fossil history

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Recommended Citation

Rodríguez-Flores, C., C. Soberanes-González, and M. C. Arizmendi. 2010. Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.