Birds of Colombia

    FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae (Caracaras, Falcons)  
Genus: Micrastur (6 species, 7 worldwide)


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Buckley's Forest Falcon (Micrastur buckleyi)
   


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Lined Forest Falcon (Micrastur gilvicollis)
   


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Slaty-backed Forest Falcon (Micrastur mirandollei)
   


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Plumbeous Forest Falcon (Micrastur plumbeus) Vulnerable
   


Barred Forest Falcon
Barred Forest Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis interstes) Male
Costa Rica  
   

Barred Forest Falcon
Barred Forest Falcon (Micrastur ruficollis) Female
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Forest falcons are secretive birds that live inside mature forest hunting birds, rodents and reptiles.

Collared Forest Falcon
Collared Forest Falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus)
4 Esquinas, Orotina, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

A larger forest falcon.


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