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 17 videos
A bird consuming a White-browed Blackbird (Sturnella superciliaris). Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina (ssp femoralis)
German Pugnali 20 October 2012 13 weeks ago 32 sec 4.7
A bird shaking its plummage and flying away Locality Abra Malaga, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp pichinchae)
Stefan Behrens 2004 7 years ago 22 sec 4.4
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 2 years ago 41 sec 4.4
One adult bird near the nest (UNESP). Locality Rio Claro, São Paulo State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 21 September 2010 2 years ago 45 sec 4.2
And adult singing Locality Rio Claro, São Paulo State, Brazil
Carlos Gussoni 21 September 2010 2 years ago 8 sec 3.8
an individual visited the roof of the main lodge during our visit to catch on bats inside the tiles Locality Hato Piñero, Cojedes State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 6 February 2011 2 years ago 7 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 18 photos
Resting on a wooden pole.
Locality Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp septentrionalis)
rchavezdm 11 August 2012 38 weeks ago 4.5
Nice pair along the road.
Locality Marcapomacocha, Junín Department, Peru (ssp pichinchae)
Cock Reijnders 2 years ago 4.2
A hawk in front of our car
Locality Casanare Department, Colombia (ssp femoralis)
Carlos Ruiz.- Guerra 27 July 2012 41 weeks ago 4.2
A female perched on a branch, and looking at the photographer.
Locality El Paraíso, Barlovento, Miranda State, Venezuela (ssp femoralis)
Eduardo López 23 June 2008 4 years ago 4.2
Individual perched on a rock as we exited the Otway Sound Penguin Reserve.
Locality Seno Otway, Magallanes Region, Chile
Miriam Bauman 16 February 2012 1 year ago 4
On a branch
Locality La Aurora Reserve, Paz de Ariporo, Casanare Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 1 January 2012 1 year ago 4