Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Black-thighed Falconets: this photograph may not be used without permission.

I really want to have a closer look at these Birds of Prey but they are always perching on bare tree branches which are so high and may be difficult to reach even with a telephoto lens. The only way to get it right is find them again in a lower perch and then take the best photographs and that can wait for another opportunities. Seeing this bird for the first time was quite unbelievable to me that a raptor can be this small. Well, the name says so, Falconet!

I have seen them in some other places and yet they are still small as they are. I am very interested about this bird, we have seen them snatch small and big insects, i have not seen them feed on rodents or smaller birds, but they Birds of Prey so they will feed when they are hungry.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 23, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Nitecore UNK1

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