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 1 year ago 32 sec 4.6
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 3 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 8 years ago 22 sec 4.4
A bird. Locality Santa Isabel, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 9 July 2013 39 weeks ago 38 sec 4.3
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 3 years ago 8 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 24 photos
Resting on a wooden pole.
Locality Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp septentrionalis)
rchavezdm 11 August 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Adult bird harassing willets
Locality Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 11 August 2012 37 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Rufino, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp femoralis)
Horacio Luna 30 April 2011 34 weeks ago 4.2
Nice pair along the road.
Locality Marcapomacocha, Junín Department, Peru (ssp pichinchae)
Cock Reijnders 3 years ago 4.2
A hawk in front of our car
Locality Casanare Department, Colombia (ssp femoralis)
Carlos Ruiz.- Guerra 27 July 2012 1 year 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 5 years ago 4.2
Calls in fligth. Locality San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 16 December 2013 17 weeks ago 4
Couple. Locality Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Noé Eiterer 11 April 2013 44 weeks ago 4
Calls in flight. Locality Boa Nova, Bahia State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 7 April 2008 5 years ago 3.3