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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Skip to main content. Retrieved from ” https: The ornate hawk-eagle and the black-and-white hawk-eagle are predators of the red-throated caracara. Voice Loud, raucous cacophony, likened to a hoarse trumpeting, an almost Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Habitat Primary rainforest, including seasonally ameriicanus areas where probably usually less common than in Nascimento, Fabio S, ed.

Red-throated caracara Conservation status. Red-throated Caracara is a highly-territorial cooperative breeder and groups often stay together for many years. The red-throated caracara hunts in the canopies and the understory of the lowland jungle, foraging mainly for insect nests.

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Descriptive notes 43—61 cm; male — g, female — g; wingspan 96— cm. Recommended citation Bierregaard, R. Three groups in French Guiana defended year-round territories of — ha.


It is black overall, with a white belly and unfeathered red throat. After the s, both its population and range rapidly declined in Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, and French Guiana, causing americaanus species to be placed on the World Wildlife endangered list. Populations from Central America and SE Brazil formerly recognized subspecifically as, respectively, guatemalensis and pelzelnion basis primarily of size, but substantial overlap with intervening populations.

Ibycter americanus

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ibycter americanus. Females have a wing length of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Recommended Citation Davis, C. Most feeding occurs on the ground, although generally at least one or two birds in a feeding group remain in the canopy, presumably to watch for danger. Large, forest caracara, with longish wings reaching halfway down tail at restlong Males have a wing length of Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus. The red-throated caracara is highly territorial, with four to eight individuals in a group.

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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. Mysteriously, wasps do not attack birds feeding at vespiaries.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. 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.


Stick nest with nestlings in Feb—Mar in French Pairs and family groups are very vocal, and their raucous calls often can be heard from great distances. The red-throated caracara Ibycter americanus is a social species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae.

Ibycter Vieillot The birds use air squadron precision, repeatedly diving then scooping upward, to drive off or confuse angry defender swarms around the hive.

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It is placed in the monotypic genus Ibycteror sometimes united in Daptrius with the black caracara. In Neotropical Birds Online T.

It has inexplicably and dramatically declined across most of its range in Mexico and Central America, but is still common in South America.