The Oriental Hobby (Falco severus) is a falcon found in the eastern Himalayas and ranges to southern China, Hainan and southwards through Indochina to Southern Asia and Australasia. It has been recorded as a vagrant from Malaysia. Its typical habitats are lowland forested areas and woodland.
The Oriental Hobby averages 27-30 cm in length.
Adults are rich chestnut below, bluish-grey above with a black hood and pale throat.
Juveniles have black streaks on the rufous chest and mottled backs.
Diet / Feeding
It feeds mainly on insects.