helmeted look; steel-blue upperparts; beige breast (Panama; 2008-06-21)

Bat Falcon
Falco rufigularis

Native Range: Latin Ameriica

Notes: feeds on bats, birds, winged insects, and othe aerial creatures that it catches on the wing; often perches prominently on the upper branches of a tree, from which it makes its predatory forays; no sexual dimorphism.

typical stance on a prominent perch (Panama; 2008-06-21)