UPI – The United States (US) Fish and Wildlife Service said a bat falcon spotted in Texas is the first member of its species to ever be documented in the US.
The Fish and Wildlife Service said in a Facebook post that the bat falcon was photographed at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.
“This is the first recorded time that a bat falcon has ever been seen in the US,” the post said. The species is typically found in Mexico, Central America and South America.
The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge said the falcon was first spotted in December and is believed to be a juvenile due to its coloration. The size and shape of the avian’s beak implies it is likely a male, the refuge said.