Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus), , tanqueray, , , French Guiana, Macouria, Cayenne, 70, alarm call, flight call. bird-seen:yes. Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru;. Ibycter americanus click to enlarge. Distribution: Neotropical. Formerly southern MEXICO (Veracruz, Chiapas) south through lowlands of.

Author: Faujas Mezitaxe
Country: Guatemala
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 8 September 2012
Pages: 324
PDF File Size: 12.71 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.47 Mb
ISBN: 328-5-29692-606-9
Downloads: 59458
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Nizshura

The birds use air squadron precision, repeatedly diving then scooping upward, to drive off or confuse angry defender swarms around the hive. Mysteriously, wasps do not attack birds feeding at vespiaries.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. When hunting in groups, one or two individuals scout for predators in the canopy, while the remaining flock hunts amegicanus the understory. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Show Details Hide Details. To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now!

Most red-throated caracaras hunt silently, but occasionally make soft caws and sometimes hunt in groups. This species is found from extreme southern Mexico south through northern South America to eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil.

Red-throated caracara

It has inexplicably and dramatically declined across most of its range in Mexico and Central America, but is still common in South America. It is black overall, with a white belly and unfeathered red throat.


Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding.

After the s, both its population and range rapidly declined in Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, and French Guiana, causing the species to amricanus placed on the World Wildlife endangered list. All predators evolve ways of hunting or trapping prey.

Voice Loud, raucous cacophony, likened to a hoarse trumpeting, an almost Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Three groups in French Guiana defended year-round territories of — ha. Both their faces and throats are bare with jbycter few black feathers scattered on the throat; the exposed skin is red.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ibycter americanus.

Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus) – BirdLife species factsheet

Descriptive notes 43—61 cm; male — g, female — g; wingspan 96— cm. This page was last edited on 25 Mayat The slow flight of the red-throated caracara makes it suited it to fly in the understory of the forest where the vegetation is thin.

Females have a wing length of The red-throated caracara Ibycter americanus is a social species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It feeds heavily on wasp brood, as well as on other arthropods and fruit. Males have a wing length of The sparse vegetation amerricanus the red-throated caracara greater visibility to spot food and predators.


Retrieved from ” https: Large, forest caracara, with longish wings reaching halfway down tail at restlong Stick nest with nestlings in Feb—Mar in French Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus.

Red-throated Caracara (Ibycter americanus) | HBW Alive

Biodiversity of the forest ecosystem is paramount for the birds’ special diet, since wasps and bees often make their nests in hollows or amongst branches of mature trees found in old-growth forests. Views Read Edit View history. Recommended Citation Davis, C.

Most feeding occurs on the ground, although generally at least one or amerlcanus birds in a feeding group remain in the canopy, presumably to watch for danger.

Ibycter americanus

Ibycter Vieillot Nascimento, Fabio S, ed. Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography.

Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments.