African Pygmy Falcon

About the African Pygmy Falcon
Also known as: Pygmy Falcon, African Falcon, South African Pygmy Falcon
African Pygmy Falcon

The African Pygmy Falcon is a small bird of prey that lives in parts of eastern and southern Africa. The tiny falcon measures just about 7.5 inches long and is the smallest bird of prey found in Africa.

African Pygmy Falcons are white below and grey above. They have reddish orange feet and around their eyes. Their are black spots on the flight feathers and the barred tail also appears spotted when the bird is at rest.

These darling little birds of prey use old weaver nests for breeding. Although they are predatory birds, they nest among active buffalo-weaver or Sociable Weaver colonies and usually leave the weaver birds alone. Usually. ;)

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