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 14 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