Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) - HBW 2, p. 266
French: Faucon aplomado
Spanish: Halcón Aleto
Taxonomy: Falco femoralis Temminck, 1822, Brazil.
Has been known as F. fuscocaerulescens, but this form is unidentifiable. Closely allied to F. deiroleucus and F. rufigularis. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- septentrionalis Todd, 1916 - S USA (Arizona, New Mexico and Texas) S locally through Mexico to Guatemala.
- femoralis Temminck, 1822 - Nicaragua and Belize through Panama to Colombia, E to the Guianas, and S through E Bolivia and Brazil to Argentina, extending S to Tierra del Fuego.
- pichinchae Chapman, 1925 - temperate zones of SW Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and W Bolivia S to N Chile and NW Argentina (Tucumán).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
A bird consuming a White-browed Blackbird (Sturnella superciliaris). Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina (ssp femoralis)
German Pugnali 20 October 2012 2 years ago 32 sec 4.7
An adult was hunting bats at dawn over the roof of the main house in Hato Piñero. Locality Hato Piñero, Cojedes State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 8 February 2011 4 years ago 41 sec 4.5
A bird shaking its plummage and flying away Locality Abra Malaga, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp pichinchae)
Stefan Behrens 2004 9 years ago 22 sec 4.4
A bird. Locality Santa Isabel, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 9 July 2013 2 years ago 38 sec 4.3
One adult bird near the nest (UNESP). Locality Rio Claro, São Paulo State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 21 September 2010 4 years ago 45 sec 4.2
A close-up of a bird perched. Locality Sorocaba Zoo, Sorocaba, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp femoralis)
Josep del Hoyo 12 May 2011 3 years ago 23 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 33 photos
Immature perched on branch near Piuval Lake.
Locality Pousada Piuval, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
kevinguse 15 August 2014 9 weeks ago 4.5
Resting on a wooden pole.
Locality Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp septentrionalis)
rchavezdm 11 August 2012 3 years ago 4.4
Adult bird harassing willets
Locality Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 11 August 2012 2 years ago 4.3
Locality Rufino, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp femoralis)
Horacio Luna 30 April 2011 2 years ago 4.2
Nice pair along the road.
Locality Marcapomacocha, Junín Department, Peru (ssp pichinchae)
Cock Reijnders 4 years ago 4.2
A hawk in front of our car
Locality Casanare Department, Colombia (ssp femoralis)
Carlos Ruiz.- Guerra 27 July 2012 3 years ago 4.2
Calls in fligth. Locality San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 16 December 2013 1 year ago 4
Couple. Locality Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 11 April 2013 2 years ago 4
Calls in flight. Locality Boa Nova, Bahia State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 7 April 2008 6 years ago 3.3