Collared Falconet

BIRD INFO

Collared Falconet

Scientific Name:  Microhierax careulescens

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Bird Type:  Birds of Prey    530  Views




IDENTITY:

The collared falconet is a very small falcon, shrike-like in shape, mainly pied and having bold white supercilia and collar, with relatively heavy double-toothed bill. It has shortish wings, a medium-length tail, strong half-feathered legs, and powerful feet. It perches conspicuously on top or edge of tree or bush, often on dead twig, frequently bobbing head and slowly moving tail up and down; wing-tips less than half down tail. Sexes are similar.

BASIC:

  • 18-18 cm

  • 7-7 Inch

  • black

  • orange  (Bird may have more colors)
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HABIT AND HABITED:

Open deciduous forest, clearings and edges in evergreen forest, abandoned hill cultivation with some trees; often near water. Mostly 200–800 m, fairly regularly to 1,700 m

FOOD:

VOICE:

A high kli-kli-kli or killi-killi-killi

INFO:

The collared falconet (Microhierax caerulescens) is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests, often on the edges of broadleaf forest. It is 18 cm long. Rapid wingbeats are interspersed with long glides. When perched, "rather shrikelike."




DISTRIBUTION MAP:
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    Resident (inc. local and altitudinal migrants)
    Former range (no recent records but may still survive)
    Summer visitor (including summer monsoon)
    Winter visitor
    Passage (autumn and/or spring) visitor
    known to be occasional, scarce or erratic
    Small isolated population (actual range smaller)  
    Isolated record(s) - one or more in the same area  
 colour coded for seasonality as per coloured ranges, black denotes unspecified season

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