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  1. Bat Hawk swallow whole, Borneo

    Bat Hawk swallow whole, Borneo

    I don't get to see Bat Hawk often here, no cave anywhere nearby. However, about a month ago, sighted 3 of them showing up and frequently perched on the same spot. More thrilled when one showed up and landed with a prey this morning, probably a fruit bat. Thought they only hunt at dusk but they...
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    Kostrzyn river valley Natura 2000 site (Poland), 21.09 (mostly birds of prey)

    Habitat: river, meadows, forest 1. Not a kestrel, jizzwise. The lack of a prominent moustachial stripe (1.3) excludes the hobby and the peregrine. It flew high above the ground and made a few circles, so it was not a merlin. It had a brownish tinge on the upper wing feathers (1.4), so maybe it...
  3. Bat Hawk, Borneo

    Bat Hawk, Borneo

    Two beautiful Bat Hawks (Macheiramphus alcinus) 食蝠鳶 perched on a high bold tree branch, resting and preening in early morning. The "white" thing on the left bird's bill is its own feather, probably stuck during preening.
  4. Various facial look of Black-thighed Falconet, Borneo

    Various facial look of Black-thighed Falconet, Borneo

    I didn't found this fellow instead it came to me. Perched just few meters away and starts giving me various look. Stayed on same spot for about 2 minutes. Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) 黑腿小隼
  5. Kestrel

    Kestrel

  6. Kestrel Male

    Kestrel Male

  7. Kestrel with Catch

    Kestrel with Catch

  8. Harrier Marsh male

    Harrier Marsh male

  9. Harrier Marsh Female

    Harrier Marsh Female

  10. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk

    It landed on one of my feeders in the garden!
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    Buzzard (13th of June, 2022, Amsterdam Netherlands)

    Yesterday evening I saw this presumably Common Buzzard from far away deep into the huge restricted runway areas of Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam). In fact, it was so far away that it couldn't be seen by the naked eye. I only spotted it accidentally through my binos while following a Kestrel flying...
  12. Buzzard

    Buzzard

  13. Crested Serpent Eagle, Borneo

    Crested Serpent Eagle, Borneo

    Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) 大冠鷲 in the rain looking for prey
  14. Kestrel in the morning sun

    Kestrel in the morning sun

    Here's a lovely portrait of this beauty. I like this photo because he doesn't appear like a raptor at all. Peaceful like a drowsy budgie. Most in flight-shots convey quite a different impression.
  15. Peregrine

    Peregrine

    Here's an example of urban wildlife: a small town peregrine. The peregrine is not very common in Germany. I didn't have much time today, so I'll go back to the place and wait for the peregrine to come a bit closer.
  16. How World's Smallest Bird of Prey enjoying its meal

    How World's Smallest Bird of Prey enjoying its meal

    Somewhere in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, a Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) 黑腿小隼 caught a prey and enjoying its meal on a dead tree branch.
  17. Crested Serpent Eagle, Borneo

    Crested Serpent Eagle, Borneo

    Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) 大冠鷲
  18. Black-thighed Falconet, Borneo

    Black-thighed Falconet, Borneo

    Intimidating look by the World's smallest bird of prey, Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) 黑腿小隼 😄 Julau, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.
  19. Wallace's Hawk-Eagle Juvenile, Borneo

    Wallace's Hawk-Eagle Juvenile, Borneo

    Wallace's Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nanus) 華氏鹰鵰 Juvenile flying freely
  20. Crested Goshawk, Borneo

    Crested Goshawk, Borneo

    Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) 鳳頭鷹, twisting its head one side down, another side up.
  21. Brahminy Kite / Red-backed Sea-Eagle

    Brahminy Kite / Red-backed Sea-Eagle

    A Brahminy Kite enjoys his catch of fish in a tree at Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia
  22. Crested Serpent Eagle

    Crested Serpent Eagle

    Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) 大冠鷲
  23. Black-thighed Falconet

    Black-thighed Falconet

    Being stared at by world's smallest bird of prey, Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) 黑腿小隼
  24. Black-thighed Falconet

    Black-thighed Falconet

    Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) 黑腿小隼, enjoying its prey, a "butterfly"
  25. Black-thighed Falconet

    Black-thighed Falconet

    Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) 黑腿小隼, the world's smallest bird of prey.
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