| "Aplomado" is a Spanish word meaning "the color of lead". |
It feeds on large insects and small vertebrates, with small birds making up the overwhelming bulk of its prey.
|It used to range from Northern Mexico down into South America but has disappeared completely in some places due to loss of habitat - although it is surviving fairly well min other places|
|Aplomado falcons often search for prey from a perch, then swoop down to catch it. Aplomados will also steal food from other raptors and mated pairs will hunt together. Uneaten food will be hidden for later meals.|