Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis




It captures birds at dawn. Hunting insects in flight at sunset, and consumed in the air. Generally traps their prey by surprise attacks from perches or flying at ground level, very rarely hunt in nose dive, so it does not include among its prey, birds of

Social and interspecific behavior

Often perches in bushes and bare trees, at times on ground.

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