Pygmy Falcon

Polihierax semitorquatus

Size: 20 cms long
Habitat: Dry grassland and bush
Feeding: Insects, small mammals and reptiles

The Pygmy Falcon, at 20 cms long, is the smallest raptor, or bird of prey, in Africa.

It has a grey crown and white underparts. The male has a grey back and the female, chestnut. It has black and white spots on some of its wing feathers and tail. The legs and feet are red.

This photo was taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya.









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