Smallest bird of prey
Microhierax fringillarius, Microhierax latifrons
14 - 15/35 dimension(s)
The smallest bird of prey in the world is a title held jointly by the black-legged falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) of south-east Asia and the white-fronted or Bornean falconet (Microhierax latifrons) of north-western Borneo. Both species have an average length of 14–15 cm (5.5–6 in) (including a 5 cm (2 in) tail) and a weight of about 35 g (1 1/4 oz).