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.

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Males have a wing length of 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.

Red-throated caracara

It is black overall, with a white belly and unfeathered red throat. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Ibycter americanus Boddaert This page was last edited on 25 Mayat Mysteriously, wasps do not attack birds feeding at vespiaries. Red-throated caracara Conservation status. Descriptive notes 43—61 cm; male — g, female — g; wingspan 96— cm. The sparse vegetation gives the red-throated caracara greater visibility to spot food and predators. Nascimento, Fabio S, ed. After the s, both its population and range rapidly declined in Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, and French Guiana, lbycter the species to be placed on the World Wildlife endangered list.


Red-throated Caracara is a highly-territorial cooperative breeder and groups often stay together for many years.

Ibycter Vieillot The birds use air squadron precision, repeatedly diving then scooping upward, to drive off or confuse angry defender swarms around the hive. Retrieved from ” https: The red-throated caracara Ibycter americanus is a social species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae.

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 ibyctdr mature trees found in old-growth forests.

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

When hunting in groups, one or two individuals scout for predators in the canopy, while the remaining flock hunts in the understory. In Neotropical Birds Online T.

Most feeding occurs on the ground, although generally at least one or two birds in a feeding group remain in the canopy, aamericanus to amerocanus for danger. Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding. Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography.


Views Read Edit View history. The red-throated caracara is highly territorial, with four to eight individuals in a group. It feeds heavily on wasp brood, as well as on other arthropods and fruit. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ibycter americanus.

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Recommended citation Bierregaard, R. Falco americanus Boddaert, Daptrius americanus Boddaert, Falco americanus Boddaert, Cayenne.

Both their faces and throats are bare with a few black feathers scattered on the throat; the exposed skin is red. Large, forest caracara, with longish wings reaching halfway down tail at restlong This species is found from extreme southern Mexico south through northern South America to eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil. Knowledge of the birds’ chemical resistance to stings is also unknown.