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Collared Forest Falcon

(Micrastur semitorquatus)

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Identification:

Largish bird with dark, hooked bill, long, yellowish legs, and dark tail with light bars.Two forms: light form has black back and wings, white or tawny chest and belly, white face; dark form is mostly black, with chest and belly barred with white or light brown; to 51cm (20in). (Halcón de Monte Collarejo)

Habitat:

Low and middle elevation wooded areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in forest interiors and edges.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Collared Forest Falcon (Micrastur semitorquatus), Costa Rica