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Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis

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Distinguishing Characteristics

38 - 45.5 cm. Yellow to yellow-orange on cere of bill, eye-ring and legs. Crown blue-gray. Broad creamy-white eyebrows that join on nape. Black band from behind eye to neck. Face, neck and chest whitish, with black moustache. Median chest often streaked b

Similar Species

Falco peregrinus is more heavily built with broader-based wings and shorter tail, face with bolder moustache, lacks blackish belly band. Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) and Orange-breasted Falcon (Falco deiroleucus) more heavily built, both have blackish h

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Recommended Citation

Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/aplfal