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 - Orange-breasted Falcon
 - Orange-breasted Falcon

Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus

Robert Berry, Christopher L. Wood, and Brian L. Sullivan
Version: 1.0 — Published September 1, 2009

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This species account is dedicated in honor of Robert Berry, member of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Administrative Board.

Orange-breasted Falcon is a raptor of the Neotropics whose range historically stretched from southern Mexico through northern Argentina. It now is found only locally throughout its expansive range, with most current observations coming from a few well-known nesting locations. Never considered common anywhere, Orange-breasted Falcon’s current abundance and distribution are clouded by confusion with the similarly-plumaged Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis); many purported records of Orange-breasted Falcons outside their known localities may pertain to that species.

Distribution of the Orange-breasted Falcon - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Orange-breasted Falcon

Recommended Citation

Berry, R., C. L. Wood, and B. L. Sullivan (2009). Orange-breasted Falcon (Falco deiroleucus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.orbfal1.01