Oct 12, 2010

Black-thighed Falconet ( Microbierax fringillarius) 15 - 17 cm

The Black-thighed Falconet is the smallest bird of prey or raptor in it's class. Due to it's small size it's main food comprise of insects and small reptiles eg lizards.

It was a timely ocassion to get both male and female birds. I observed them for over an hour flying-in and out of a hole in a tall tree they have chosen as their nest. Besides photos I also video-taped them at close range.

Here are 3 photos I have selected to share.


  1. great photos...such patience

  2. Awesome photography.. and these are simply awesome shots.