French: Fauconnet de Bornéo German: Weißscheitelfälkchen Spanish: Falconete de Borneo
Other common names: Bornean Falconet
Lawas River and Lumbidan, Borneo.
N Borneo in extreme NE Kalimantan and Sabah#R.
14–17 cm; 35–65 g; wingspan 28–31 cm. Typical falconet (albeit marginally the smallest), with glossy blue-black upperparts, shortish tail (although wings... read more
Apparently undescribed, but considered similar to vocalizations of congenerics.
Open forests, edges and clearings, including cultivated areas with scattered trees, from sea-level... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, especially dragongflies and also including bees, but also reported pursuing birds (no more specific information). Family... read more
Thought to breed in Mar–Apr, with male feeding fully fledged young in late Jul in Sabah; account of family group in Nov probably... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Population, which is suspected to be declining, is currently estimated at between 10,000 and 20,... read more
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