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Rancho Armadillo, Guanacaste
Costa Rica


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/800, f/10.0, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Falconiformes   Family  Falconidae

Deutsch  Lachfalke Dutch  Lachvalk
Italian  Falco sghignazzante Spanish  Halcón Reidor


Perches for long intervals on high, exposed branches, scanning ground for snakes; drops suddenly, seizes snake in heavily-scaled talons, decapitates it with a quick bite, carries it to a perch to eat; occasionally takes lizards and rodents.  Emits laughing call when disturbed.


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Laughing Falcon
Herpetotheres cachinnans
Macagua rieur