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White-fronted Falconet

Microhierax latifrons


Also known as the Bornean Falconet, it is the world's smallest bird-of-prey! It grows up to 15cm tall only.


roadside in a primary mix secondary forest


Another holder for that record size is the Black-thighed falconet which is the same size too. It was looking down at us as we did our rescued snake release work.

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ChunXingWong 5 months ago

Thanks Neil. Now you know about it :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 months ago

Incredible spotting! I've never heard of the species before. Thanks for the introduction :)

ChunXingWong 5 months ago

You are welcome Jae. It is still a great hunter indeed whatever the size is.

Jae 5 months ago

Awesome spotting, ChunXingWong. It might be the smallest bird of prey, its talons still look menacing. Thank you for sharing this.

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Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 16, 2020
Submitted on Nov 19, 2020

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