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Alternative name: Little Falcon
30-36 cm (11Â¾-14Â¼ in)
 Similar Species
In flight may resemble White-throated Needletail.
There are 2 subspecies:
A third subspecies murchisonianus is not recognised by all authorities
Open forest, including monsoon rainforests and scrub, savanna, parks and gardens. Lakes and marshes.
It inhabits open woodlands where it manoeuvres swiftly through the foliage in chase of other birds.
They will hunt small birds, up to nearly their own size, and are often seen at dusk hunting bats and large insects.
When breeding it takes over nests of other birds. The female incubates and broods young while the male hunts.
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