African Pygmy Falcon
Polihierax semitorquatus

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Range and habitat:
African pygmy falcons are found around the arid steppes of eastern and southern Africa.

Natural diet:
In the wild, these birds feed mainly on small lizards and large insects, but also some rodents and birds.

Size / weight range:
African pygmy falcons grow to about 20 cm (8 inches) and weigh 54-67 g (2 ounces).

Interesting facts:
These birds use the large communal nest masses of weaver birds as roosting and nesting sites.
The African pygmy falcon is widespread and common in its natural range, so it is presently not considered endangered.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
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