Copyright © 2018 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. White-rumped Pygmy Falcon: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The White-rumped Pygmy Falcon or Polihierax insignis is also called White-rumped Falcon is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae native to Indochina in which it is Nearly Threatened. It is only found in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam; its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna in which Huai Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is perfect for a habitat.

Most of the Falcons that I have encountered in Thailand are friendly and easily lured especially by food, this one fed on wild Grasshoppers and other small insects.

Thanks a lot Ajarn Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua for all the instructions and tips on how to approach this lovely Falcon, I have given justice to this bird and Arpha Vida Buga-ay, out of the blue, wanted to really get this and the funny thing is that, she just stared and looked at the bird through a pair of binoculars for the first day and on the second, she took some shots for keeps.

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand
August 25, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Pro | Nitecore UNK1


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