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Pygmy falcons
Pygmy falcon
(Polihierax semitorquatus)
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Subfamily: Falconinae
Genus: Polihierax
Kaup, 1847

Polihierax insignis
Polihierax semitorquatus



The pygmy falcons, Polihierax, are a bird of prey genus in the family Falconidae. The genus contains the following species:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Polihierax semitorquatus Pygmy falcon South Sudan to Somalia and south to Uganda and Tanzania
Polihierax insignis White-rumped falcon or white-rumped pygmy-falcon - sometimes separated in Neohierax Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam

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