Bat falcon

bat-falconThe bat falcon is a small, colourful falcon native to forested mountain regions of South America.

They eat swifts, small mammals, bats and small birds.

These orange booted falcons have black heads and wings, a black chest with thin white bars across, a yellow eye, legs and beak and an orange rump and legs.

They can measure 30cm, the same as Britain’s smallest falcon, the merlin.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 14.45.39