French: Fauconnet à ailes tachetées German: Tropfenfalke Spanish: Halconcito argentino
Chili [Chile]; error = Mendoza, Argentina
E Bolivia (Santa Cruz) through Paraguay to N & C Argentina (S to E Río Negro) and W Uruguay#R.
25–31 cm; 149–249 g (n = 22, sexes combined), means of 157·8 g and 188 g for four males and four females, respectively; wingspan 47–58 cm.... read more
Gives series of nasal clucking notes that fall in pitch when disturbed at nest; also a loud,... read more
Mainly lowland savanna and semi-arid woodland with scrub; common characteristics of all habitats... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects (Orthoptera, cicadas, beetles and probably others), lizards, small mammals (e.g. cavies Microcavia) and birds,... read more
Very little information available. No aerial displays known. Laying in Nov–Dec in Argentina, although birds in breeding condition... read more
Probably sedentary. Of 22 birds trapped in SC Argentina, three re-trapped within a year after... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Status virtually unknown, although considered locally common in Córdoba, Argentina, and reasonably numerous at a... read more
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