American Kestrel

Subfamily “Falco” – True Falcons





Subfamily “Herpetotheres” – Laughing Falcon

  • The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) – also called the Snake Hawk – is a medium-sized bird of prey found from both coastal slopes of Mexico through Central and South America south to Amazonian Peru and Bolivia, in Brazil, and northern Argentina and Paraguay


Subfamily “Polyborinae” – sometimes considered part of their own subfamily “Caracarinae”

  • Caracaras – Found in South and Central America, just reaching the southern United States.


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