Laughing Falcon

Herpetotheres cachinnans

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The laughing falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans), also called the snake hawk (erroneously, since it is not a hawk), is a medium-sized bird of prey in the falcon family (Falconidae), the only member of the genus Herpetotheres. This Neotropical species is a specialist snake-eater. Its common and scientific names both refer to its distinctive voice.

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  1. (c) Aurelio Molina Hernández., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://conabio.inaturalist.org/photos/2690506
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpetotheres_cachinnans

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