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A pretty little raptor

02 July 2014

While driving through a clump of acacia woodland last week, we came across this tiny bird of prey. The very beautiful Pygmy Falcon.

I spent a number of weeks in the Kalahari searching for this little bird (amongst others), they set up nests in the enormous Sociable Weaver nests down there.

Here in the Serengeti they also favor squatting but the "land lord" species of choice is the white headed buffalo weaver.

This is an adult female, you can tell by the chestnut brown patch on her back - absent in males.

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