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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Falconiformes - Falconidae Falconiformes - Falconidae
Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans
(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Falconiformes - Falconidae Falconiformes - Falconidae
Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans

Laughing Falcon:   UK Status: Non resident, but can be seen at Wild Life Centres and Zoo's.

Habitat: This bird prefers more open woodland and shuns dense dark forests. It often inhabits both lowland coniferous and deciduous forest, but can be found in palm groves and savannah.

Breeding: Breeding is usually in the dry season which varies from country to country. In some places it may be as early as January, but in other places can be quite a lot later in the year. It has been reported as breeding in September in Venezuela, in their rainy season. Nests can be up to a hundred feet off the ground, and are built in tree crevices, or where several stout boughs join the main tree trunk, rock crevices or in another birds old nest. These falcons usually lay only one largish egg, but on odd occasions there can be two.

Comment: This bird is found from Mexico and throughout South America, with the exception of Uruguay and Chile. Male and females look alike and are not sexually dimorphic. Laughing Falcons are not generally migratory, and are all year around residents in their given range.

 

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Falconiformes - Falconidae Falconiformes - Falconidae Falconiformes - Falconidae Falconiformes - Falconidae
Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans Laughing Falcon - Herpetotheres cachinnans

 

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