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Collared Forest-Falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus) This was a real treat. I was prowling Tapir Valley when I noticed something fairly large moving around in the vegetation on the ground. Collared Forest-Falcons are kind of strange hunters, as they'll often walk along the ground looking for prey. This bird was not very happy with my presence, and it took its squirrel to heavier cover to enjoy in peace. Collared forest falcon,Costa Rica,Geotagged,Micrastur semitorquatus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Collared Forest-Falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus)

This was a real treat. I was prowling Tapir Valley when I noticed something fairly large moving around in the vegetation on the ground. Collared Forest-Falcons are kind of strange hunters, as they'll often walk along the ground looking for prey. This bird was not very happy with my presence, and it took its squirrel to heavier cover to enjoy in peace.

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  1. Great spot, Mike!! Posted 13 days ago

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The collared forest falcon is a species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is the largest member of the Micrastur genus and a common inhabitant of tropical rainforests in Latin America.

Similar species: Falcons And Caracaras
Species identified by Mike Melton
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By Mike Melton

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Uploaded Jan 13, 2023. Captured in PX8R+FX Alajuela Province, Guatuso, Costa Rica.