The namesake call is a long series of separate, rather human-like cries, each one often rising sharply in pitch in the middle and sometimes falling sharply at the very end, changing from cachinnahs “joyful” to a “sad” sound, and rendered as ha-ha-ha har-her-her or haww harr herrer. The laughing falcon breeds in rock crevices, tree cavities, or occasionally in abandoned nests of a Buteo hawk or caracara ; in general however it does not even gather nesting material in significant quantities.
Vocalization heard at night from road going through Caribbean lowland forest. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is locally defined. Falco cachinnans Avibase ID: MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion.
Recording distance was 8 meters. Sometimes, the initial calls are a oo oo-oo cow-cow-cowsometimes a descending gwaaaaaaa The laughing falcon pounces on its prey from flight, often with an audible thud, and then biting it just behind the head, sometimes removing the head in the process. Falco cachinnans, Herpetotheres cachinnans, Herpetotheres cachinnans cachinnans, Herpetotheres cachnnans Lithuanian: Relatively large, aberrant and highly distinctive falconid, with short, round-tipped Up to six races recognized by different authors, but most are based on individual variation; thus, excubitor W Cacchinnanschapmani Mexico to Hondurasmaestus N Peru and queribundus E Bolivia to E Brazil, S to N Argentina included within nominate.
Laughing Falcon, Laughing Hawk Spanish: Voice Vocalizations well known, including to local people in rural areas, who sometimes ascribe evil On the crown, the feather shafts are dark, producing a somewhat streaked effect.
Its common and scientific names both refer to its distinctive voice. The gwa co call may be repeated 50 times or more.
The uppertail coverts are whitish buff again, and the rectrices are barred black and whitish, ending in white. Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages.
Colombia, Surinam; local throughout most of Brazil, and rare in Herpetotheres cachinnans Linnaeus It was dark when I recorded this. Total recording duration 4: You must be logged in to view your sighting details.
Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern. The series may be introduced by faster hahahahahaha calls suggestive of maniacal laughter, particularly herpetoteres the bird is startled. The Ch’ol Maya of ChiapasMexico, believe that the laughing falcon can kill poisonous snakes because the birds are healers that can cure themselves if they are bitten. At the parking lot. There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.
Avibase checklists Search Avibase search Browse by families Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages. Immature birds differ little from adults; they have lighter margins to the back feathers, producing a scalloped effect. The underside of the wing is pale rufous-buff, sometimes with some dark spotting on the underwing coverts.
One individual was heard on forest edge at canopy. Recording distance was probably 10 meters.
A laughing falcon frequently and often conspicuously stays on a perch for hours, sitting upright and observing the ground alertly, sometimes flicking its tail or nodding, or moving around a bit on its perch with slow, cautious little steps.