Apr 20, 2016

Picture of the Day: Just a Pygmy Falcon

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Photograph by Eric Kilby

 

Seen here is an adorable looking pygmy falcon, or African pygmy falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus). The tiny bird lives in eastern and southern Africa and is the smallest raptor on the continent. Pygmy Falcons grow to only 19 or 20 cm long and prey on insects, small reptiles and small mammals. [source]

This particular little raptor was photographed at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo by Eric Kilby. You can see many more beautiful nature photos on his Flickr page.

 

 

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