Black-thighed Falconet – SkyWatch Friday

This is one of the smallest birds of prey. (size: only 16cm)
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Black-thighed Falconet
Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius)
Black-thighed Falconet
ORDER: Falconiformes
FAMILY: Falconidae

There are five species in the genus Microhierax, two of them are in Malaysia;
# Black-thighed Falconet, Microhierax fringillarius
# White-fronted Falconet, Microhierax latifrons — Endemic in Sabah & Sarawak


  1. It\’s time for SkyWatch again! Where did the week go? Every once in a while you post a bird that looks like one of ours. We have the American Kestral that looks like this beautiful little falcon(et).

  2. Great shot of a magnificent bird. We do not have such a colorful one in Iceland, only the gyr falcon and the merlin are around.

  3. This is a great Sky Watch and a great blog also. One thing I like about doing memes is that once in a while I come across something that make me sit up and take notice.. this is sure one of them times. I just know I will be back here.Tom

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