Birding Costa Rica for laughing falcon
Laughing falcon. This is an other important bird for your birding Costa Rica check list when you search prey birds.
You can spot the laughing falcon all year around. He like open areas, high tree without leaves, close to the lagoons or in forest.
According to e-bird.org, “Spectacular and distinctive raptor of tropical lowlands, often seen perched on prominent bare snags, from which it hunts for snakes. Occurs in forest and also in open country with scattered trees. Note the creamy head and underparts with a broad black ‘bandit mask.’ Does not soar, and flies with hurried, stiff wingbeats, when rusty patches show on the wings. Named for its far-carrying laughing calls.”
When you are birding in Costa Rica for Laughing Falcon, try locate them when you are in an open area, for example a lagoon, listening is sound.
The sound of the Laughing falcon is very distinctive, and you can ear it from a very large distance .
When you organize your birding vacation in Costa Rica, be sure the Laughing Falcon is on your list.