Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)

White-rumped Pygmy-falcon (Polihierax insignis) - HBW 2, p. 255

French: Fauconnet à pattes jaunes German: Langschwanz Zwergfalke Spanish: Halconcito Asiático
Other common names: Fielden's Falconet, White-rumped Falcon

Taxonomy: Polihierax insignis Walden, 1872, Tongoo, Upper Burma.
Sometimes awarded separate, monotypic genus, Neohierax (see page 219). Racial variation slight; validity of subspecies requires reassessment. Three subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • insignis Walden, 1872 - W & C Burma, especially in valley of R Irrawaddy.
  • cinereiceps Stuart Baker, 1927 - S Burma (Tenasserim) and Thailand.
  • harmandi Oustalet, 1876 - S Indochina, in S & C Laos, S Vietnam (S Annam, Cochinchina) and Kampuchea.

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