Wild Birds

White-fronted Falconets

White-fronted Falconets


Birds of PreyFalcon InformationThe Sport of Falconry


The White-fronted Falconets, Fauconnet De Bornéo, Falconete De Borneo, or Halconcito De Borneo (Microhierax latifrons) is an endangered bird of prey found in Indonesia and Malaysia, where it inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and arable land. It is threatened by habitat destruction .

The White-fronted Falconet and the Black-thighed Falconet and the smallest carnivorous birds of prey – averaging 6 inches or 15 cm in length and weighing ~1.23 oz or 35 g, which means that they are barely larger than sparrows (for example, the House Sparrow‘s is 5-7 inches long).


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