Microhierax latifrons - White-fronted Falconet
This tiny member of the Falconidae is a native to the island of Borneo, and is one of the smallest birds-of-prey in the world. The Siamese Rhinoceros Beetle (Xylotrupes gideon) is also native to Borneo, and is one of the largest and heaviest insects extant.
Unfortunately, the rhinoceros beetles don’t have the toxins and horrible taste that most of the other tropical insects have, making them the perfect prey for falconets.
The Ibis, a quarterly journal of ornithology. Vol. I, 1871.

Microhierax latifrons - White-fronted Falconet

This tiny member of the Falconidae is a native to the island of Borneo, and is one of the smallest birds-of-prey in the world. The Siamese Rhinoceros Beetle (Xylotrupes gideon) is also native to Borneo, and is one of the largest and heaviest insects extant.

Unfortunately, the rhinoceros beetles don’t have the toxins and horrible taste that most of the other tropical insects have, making them the perfect prey for falconets.

The Ibis, a quarterly journal of ornithology. Vol. I, 1871.

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