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Pygmey Falcon in Tanzania 2011 | by Merv Colton
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Pygmey Falcon in Tanzania 2011

The African Pygmy-falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) is a falcon that lives in eastern and southern Africa, the smallest raptor of the continent. As a small falcon, only 19 to 20 cm long, it preys on insects, small reptiles and even small mammals.

 

Nature and Travel photos from Tanzania 2011. Photo: Merv Colton

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Taken on January 3, 2011