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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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. Knowledge of the birds’ chemical resistance aericanus stings is also unknown. It is placed amerianus the monotypic genus Ibycteror sometimes united in Daptrius with the black caracara.

Red-throated caracara Conservation status. It occurs in rainforest in lowlands and lower mountain areas, in deciduous forest, and in cerrado in Brazil. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ibycter americanus. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nascimento, Fabio S, ed.

It has inexplicably and dramatically declined across most of its range in Mexico and Central America, but is still common in South America. Biodiversity of the forest ecosystem is paramount for the birds’ special diet, since wasps and bees often make their nests americqnus hollows or amongst branches of mature trees found in old-growth forests. Mysteriously, wasps do not attack birds feeding at vespiaries. To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now!


This species is found from extreme southern Mexico south through northern South America to eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil. Ibycter americanus Boddaert Voice Loud, ibhcter cacophony, likened to a hoarse trumpeting, an almost Scarlet Macaw Ara macao Males have a wing length of Falco americanus Boddaert, Cayenne.

Populations of Panama, and perhaps much of Central America, have declined dramatically since s and s, in part due This page was last edited on 25 Mayat The ornate hawk-eagle and the black-and-white hawk-eagle are predators of the red-throated caracara.

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 is a highly-territorial cooperative breeder and groups often stay together americauns many years.

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Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Views Read Edit Americanuz history. Skip to main content. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Stick nest with nestlings in Feb—Mar in French Retrieved from ” https: It feeds heavily on wasp brood, as well as on other arthropods and fruit.

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The red-throated caracara Ibycter americanus is a social species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae. Females have a wing length of Habitat Primary rainforest, including seasonally flooded areas where probably usually less common than in Most feeding occurs on the ground, although generally at least one or two birds in a feeding group remain in the canopy, presumably to ibyctef for danger.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Both their faces and throats are bare with a few black feathers scattered on the throat; the exposed skin is red.


The red-throated caracara hunts in americamus canopies and the understory of the lowland jungle, foraging mainly for insect nests. Large, forest caracara, with longish wings reaching halfway down tail at restlong Both male and female red-throated caracaras are similar in appearance. Red-throated Caracara is a noisy, widespread forest caracara.

Ibycter americanus

Food and feeding Mostly eggs and larvae of wasp e. Three groups in French Guiana defended year-round territories of — ha.

Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanusversion 1. The slow flight of the red-throated caracara makes it suited it to fly in the understory of the forest lbycter the vegetation is thin. It is black overall, with a white belly and unfeathered red throat. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography.

Public comments No comments yet Only members are able to post public comments. Falco americanus Boddaert, Daptrius americanus Boddaert, Show Details Hide Details. Unique among caracarasit mainly feeds on the larvae of bees and waspsbut also takes the adult insects and fruits and berries.

Descriptive notes 43—61 cm; male — g, female — g; wingspan 96— cm. Recommended Citation Davis, C. In Neotropical Birds Online T.

Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern. Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus.