Scientific Name: Falco severus
Malay Name: Rajawali Api Asia
Chinese Name: 猛隼
Found from northeastern Indian subcontinent to southern China, Indochina, the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea and northern Melaneasia. A vagrant in Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore.
Size: 27-30 cm
Adult resembles Peregrine Falcon but is significantly smaller and has all blackish head-sides, whitish throat and reddish-rufous underparts. Juvenile resembles adult but has rufous underparts and blackish drop-like streaks on breast and belly.
Habitat: Open country, secondary growth, farmland and mangroves.
Local Status: Very rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: An immature observed on 14 Jul 2002 and seen hunting on 18 Jul 2002 at Pulau Ubin Jetty.
BirdLife International 2016. Falco severus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 28 August 2021
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore