Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus

  • Order: Falconiformes
  • Family: Falconidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Berry, Robert, Christopher L. Wood and Brian L. Sullivan

This species account is dedicated in honor of Robert Berry, member of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Administrative Board.

Orange-breasted Falcon is a raptor of the Neotropics whose range historically stretched from southern Mexico through northern Argentina. It now is found only locally throughout its expansive range, with most current observations coming from a few well-known nesting locations. Never considered common anywhere, Orange-breasted Falcon’s current abundance and distribution are clouded by confusion with the similarly-plumaged Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis); many purported records of Orange-breasted Falcons outside their known localities may pertain to that species.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Berry, Robert, Christopher L. Wood and Brian L. Sullivan. 2009. Orange-breasted Falcon (Falco deiroleucus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.