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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It occurs in rainforest in lowlands and lower mountain areas, in deciduous forest, and in cerrado in Brazil.

It feeds heavily on wasp brood, as well as on other arthropods and fruit. The ornate hawk-eagle and the black-and-white hawk-eagle are predators of the red-throated caracara. Females have a wing length of Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern.

Ibycter americanus

Retrieved from ” https: Males have a wing length of This species is found from extreme southern Mexico south through northern South America to eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil. 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.

Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding. Mysteriously, wasps do not attack birds feeding at vespiaries. Populations of Panama, and perhaps much of Central America, have declined dramatically since s and s, in part due Unique among caracarasit mainly feeds on americanuw larvae of bees and waspsamericnus also takes the adult insects and fruits and berries.


Red-throated Caracara is a noisy, widespread forest caracara. Both male and female red-throated caracaras are similar in appearance. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from February Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonomy articles created by Polbot.

Descriptive notes 43—61 cm; male — g, female — g; wingspan 96— cm. It is black overall, with a white belly and unfeathered red throat. Show Details Hide Details.

Handbook of the Birds of the World 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 obycter trees found in old-growth forests.

Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Ibycter Vieillot Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Ibycter americanus

It is placed in the monotypic genus Ibycteror sometimes united in Daptrius with the black caracara. Food and feeding Mostly eggs and larvae of wasp e. Red-throated Caracara is a highly-territorial cooperative breeder and groups often stay together for many years. Habitat Primary rainforest, including seasonally flooded areas where probably usually less common than in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Large, forest caracara, with longish wings reaching halfway down tail at restlong The red-throated caracara is highly territorial, with four to eight individuals in a group. The red-throated caracara Ibycter americanus is a social species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae.


Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Three groups in French Guiana defended year-round territories of — ha.

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

Recommended Citation Davis, C.

Stick nest with nestlings in Feb—Mar in French Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. Pairs and family groups are very vocal, and their raucous calls often can be heard from great distances. Ibycter americanus Boddaert Ibcter americanus Boddaert, Daptrius americanus Boddaert, Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!

Red-throated caracara

Red-throated caracara Conservation status. It has inexplicably ibycher dramatically declined across most of its range in Mexico and Central America, but is still common in South America. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

After the s, both its population and range rapidly declined in Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, and French Guiana, causing the species to be placed on the World Wildlife endangered list.