08 February 2012

Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius).

Bird: Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius).
Loc: Pahang Malaysia.
Date: February 2012

The Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) is one of the smallest birds of prey, typically measuring between 14–16 centimetres (5.5–6.3 in) long. 

It has black upperparts, whitish-rufous underparts, broad black ear coverts and black outer thighs.[

It breeds in tree holes It feeds on small birds and insects

The typical habitat is forest, forest edge and wooded open area.

                                                       Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) with Kamal Muda, many thanks Feb 2012

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