Species of Thailand
Thai: เหยี่ยวฮอบบี้, yiew hobby
Binomial name: Falco severus, Thomas Horsfield, 1821
The Oriental hobby (Falco severus) is a species of falcon typically 27–30 cm long. It can be found in the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, across the eastern Himalayas and ranges southwards through Indochina to Australasia. It has been recorded as a vagrant from Malaysia.
Diet and habitats
The Oriental hobby feeds mainly on insects and birds, and has in rare instances been observed as catching bats. Its typical habitats are lowland forested areas and woodland. It nests in used nest of other birds either in trees, on building ledges or on cliffs.
Adult is rich chestnut below, bluish-grey above with a black hood and pale throat. Juvenile has black streaks on its rufous chest and has a mottled back.
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- Falco severus
- Thai: เหยี่ยวฮอบบี้, yiew hobby
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
- Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Lang
- Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
- Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Khao Laem National Park
- Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mae Wong National Park
- Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
- Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
- Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
- Pha Daeng National Park
- Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park
- Surin Islands
- Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
Range map of Falco severus in Thailand
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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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