h Bornean Falconet at Sepilok by SINGH HSS, Amar - Borneo Bird Images


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Bornean Falconet

Latin Name : Microhierax latifrons

Site Name : Sepilok

Photographer : SINGH HSS, Amar

Date : 2016-05-02

Notes : I was in Sandakan, Sabah to help out with paediatrics and research. Managed to squeeze in a 1.5 days to visit the magnificent forests. Saw this tiny raptor high up on a branch, as is its usual behaviour. Possibly about 45-50 meters high (trees here are magnificent). It is said to be the smallest raptor in the world and also not territorial. Males have a white forehead. It is endemic to Sabah on the island of Borneo. Individual images small but a nice flight composite.