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Black Thighed Falconet - Worlds smallest raptor

Black Thighed Falconet - Worlds smallest raptor

The black thighed falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) is the worlds smallest bird of prey - the size and weight of a sparrow. Using a cherry picker I was able to slowly get level with the top of a tree where the adults rested before flying to the nest. After many hours gaining their confidence I was able to photograph this tender and intimate moment. This is a difficult bird to get close to and I worked with scientists who have been monitoring the nest for many generations. I agreed to not disclose the location for fear of poaching. #EarthOnLocation #BBC #Malaysia #Raptor #Bird #Romance #Love #Smallest #Wildlife

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