Nov 2009 — Black-Thighed Falconets and Grammatophyllum

According to Wikipedia, The Black-thighed Falconet (Microhierax fringillarius) is one of the smallest birds of prey. It is typically between 14 to 18 centimetres long. It can be found in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. It breeds in tree holes. It feeds on small birds and insects. The typical habitat is forest, forest edge and wooded open area. Our pair of falconets was photographed while feasting on dragonflies.


The Grammatophyllum speciosa orchid is once again flowering, for the third time in its life, and the first since 2005.