Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) - HBW 2, p. 251
French: Macagua rieur
Spanish: Halcón Reidor
Taxonomy: Falco cachinnans Linnaeus (ex Rolander MS), 1758, Surinam.
Distinctive genus, most closely allied with Micrastur, sometimes awarded its own tribe or even subfamily. Different authors recognize 2 6 races: possible race excubitor included within chapmani; maestus and fulvescens within nominate. Three subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- chapmani Bangs & Penard, 1918 - Mexico (S Sonora and San Luis Potosí) S to Honduras.
- cachinnans (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nicaragua to Colombia and S to Peru and C Brazil.
- queribundus Bangs & Penard, 1919 - E Bolivia and E Brazil (S to São Paulo) to Paraguay and N Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 32 videos
A bird perched in a tree and taking off. Locality La Ensenada National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Eldert Groenewoud 25 February 2006 4 years ago 28 sec 4.4
A bird perched. Locality Olmos, Lambayeque Department, Peru
Yoel Jimenez 21 November 2012 1 year ago 27 sec 4.3
A perched bird calling. Locality El Relleno, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 18 November 2010 3 years ago 21 sec 4.3
bird perched Locality Limon Canyon, Olmos, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp cachinnans)
Daniêl Jimenez 21 November 2012 1 year ago 57 sec 4.2
A bird on a dead branch, calling Locality Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp chapmani)
Josep del Hoyo 27 September 2006 6 years ago 54 sec 4.1
A front view of a perched adult looking down to the ground, its feathers wet after a heavy rainstorm Locality Summit Municipal Park, Panama Province, Panama (ssp cashinnans)
Greg Baker 6 November 2013 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 25 sec 4
PhotosSee all 48 photos
A bird perched on a tree.
Locality Quebradas, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica (ssp cachinnans)
manuel retana 12 November 2009 4 years ago 4.2
Locality Puerto Boyacá, Boyacá Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 16 April 2011 2 years ago 4.2
Locality Estancia San Antonio, El Rabon, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp cachinnans)
Horacio Luna 26 December 2011 2 years ago 4.2
A bird perched on a Cecropia tree.
Locality Morazán, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica
manuel retana 2 September 2009 4 years ago 4.2
Perched, frontal view
Locality Bajo la Legua, Santiago de Puriscal, San José Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 17 November 2013 17 weeks ago 4
Close-up of a bird´s head.
Locality Morazán, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica (ssp cachinnans)
manuel retana 2 September 2009 4 years ago 3.9
SoundsSee all 7 recordings
song. Locality Serra de Baturité, Ceará State, Brazil
Ciro Albano 3 September 2005 5 years ago 4.8
Two birds singing in field with grass and other natural areas. Locality Tiradentes, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 17 January 2006 1 year ago 4
Song of two birds Locality Guatemala, Kourou, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 29 May 2010 3 years ago 4
Bird early in the morning calling at 5:30 am. www.birds-venezuela.de Locality Barinas State, Venezuela
Joe Klaiber 15 November 1999 1 year ago 3
a pair of calling Laughing Falcons could be heard inside the forest from one of the trails. Locality Domitila Private Wildlife Reserve, Granada Department, Nicaragua
Nancy Collins 4 January 2010 4 years ago 3
Halcón Macagua Canto. Grabación y Edición realizada por Fernando Freitez Gassán. Locality Cerro Saroche National Park, Lara State, Venezuela
Eduardo Freitez Gassán 23 December 2013 4 weeks ago 0