Birds of Colombia

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

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Buckley's Forest Falcon (Micrastur buckleyi)

Lined Forest Falcon
Lined Forest Falcon (Micrastur gilvicollis)
Pantiacolla Ridge, Madre de Dios, Peru
  Grey on back with thin horizontal barring in front (not seen well here). 35 cm.
Photograph by Graham Montgomery   © All Rights Reserved.

Slaty-backed Forest Falcon
Slaty-backed Forest Falcon (Micrastur mirandollei) Immature
Panama Rainforest Discover Center, Col√≥n province, Panama  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

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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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Photograph by Prints     Copyright and usage info

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
  A large hawk-sized forest falcon.
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

A larger forest falcon. Frequently heard, and calls at night as well.

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