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Postby whassan1 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:28 am

Hi guys,

This is a bit out of topic but last night I saw a small bird, the size of a pigeon perching on the electricity cabel near a lamp post. Then when a few insects came to the light the bird would fly to it, catch it and then eat it on the perch. The bird has some white stripes on its tail. It doenst look like an owl, looks more like those, eagle/hawks kind of birds.

Wonder if anyone know what the bird is. :?

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Postby Tanin » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:46 am

whassan1 wrote:Hi guys,

This is a bit out of topic but last night I saw a small bird, the size of a pigeon perching on the electricity cabel near a lamp post. Then when a few insects came to the light the bird would fly to it, catch it and then eat it on the perch. The bird has some white stripes on its tail. It doenst look like an owl, looks more like those, eagle/hawks kind of birds.

Wonder if anyone know what the bird is. :?


Seem like you saw a falconet... they are small BOP with 'dark'/'black' plumage especially at their back and wing and their prey mostly small reptiles and insect. There are few species of them in Malaysia.. :D
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Postby whassan1 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:14 am

Oh I see, Thanks Tanin :)

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Postby Tanin » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:43 am

No Problem Wan :D
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Postby Java Falconer » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:23 am

Like falcon but small? Maybe a Black-thighed Falconet.
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