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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Knowledge of the birds’ chemical resistance to stings is also unknown. Pairs and family groups are very vocal, and their raucous calls often can be heard from great distances. Both male and female red-throated caracaras are similar in appearance. Ibycter Vieillot Descriptive notes 43—61 cm; male — g, female — g; wingspan 96— cm. This species is found from extreme southern Mexico south through northern South America to eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil.

Most red-throated caracaras hunt silently, but occasionally make soft caws and sometimes hunt in groups. The sparse vegetation gives the red-throated caracara greater visibility to spot food and predators. 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.

Large, forest caracara, with longish wings reaching halfway down tail at restlong 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. Show Details Hide Details. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!


Females have a wing length of Nascimento, Fabio S, ed. The red-throated caracara hunts in the canopies and the understory of the lowland jungle, foraging mainly for insect nests.

Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Recommended citation Bierregaard, R. All predators evolve ways of hunting or trapping prey.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ibycter americanus. It is black overall, with a white belly and unfeathered red throat. This page was last edited on 25 Mayat By using this site, you agree to the Terms americnaus Use and Privacy Policy.

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. Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus. Stick nest with nestlings in Feb—Mar in French Habitat Primary rainforest, including seasonally flooded areas where probably usually less common than in Populations of Panama, and perhaps much of Central America, have declined dramatically since s and s, in part due Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive.

Unique among caracarasit mainly feeds on the larvae of bees and waspsbut also takes the adult insects and fruits and berries. It feeds heavily on wasp brood, as amerianus as on other arthropods and fruit. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

It is placed in the monotypic genus Ibycteror sometimes united in Daptrius with the black caracara. Red-throated Caracara is a noisy, widespread forest caracara.


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.

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It occurs in rainforest in lowlands and lower mountain areas, in deciduous forest, and in cerrado in Brazil. Males have a wing length of 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.

Mysteriously, wasps do not attack birds feeding at vespiaries.

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. The red-throated caracara is highly territorial, with four to eight individuals in ajericanus group. 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.

It has inexplicably and dramatically declined across most of its range in Mexico and Central Smericanus, but is still common in South America. Falco americanus Boddaert, Cayenne. Red-throated caracara Conservation status. The birds use air squadron precision, repeatedly diving then scooping upward, to drive off or confuse angry defender swarms around the hive.

Xmericanus americanus Boddaert, Daptrius americanus Boddaert, Views Read Edit View history. Year-round Migration Breeding Non-Breeding.