African Pygmy Falcon

African Pygmy Falcon by Walter Kitundu

I've posted images of the Martial Eagle which is the largest in Africa... here is the stunning African Pygmy Falcon, the smallest raptor in the continent. It is actually smaller than an American Robin.

I love tiny birds with immense attitude like Anna's Hummingbirds or Northern Saw-whet Owls. Now I have a new favorite to add to that diminutive list of minuscule marauders.

Here is a quick VIDEO befitting a quick bird. [vimeo w=590&h=332]