Saturday, 6 December 2008

Blue Marsh Hawk (Orthetrum glaucum)

Adult Blue Marsh Hawk (Orthetrum glaucumat Genting Highlands, Malaysia - July 2016

OTHER NAMES: Common Blue Skimmer
Length: 44-50mm
Wingspan: 100-140mm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

A fairly common resident of tropical and subtropical Asia, it is a species which is capable of living in disturbed habitat and so is fairly successful.  It seems to be fairly variable, as while trying to locate pictures of this species I've seen a selection of colourations of both the body and the eyes.

Related Species: 
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum
SUBSPECIES: none - monotypic 

 - Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A widespread resident.
 - MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE 2016 TRIP: A several at Genting Highlands

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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