Orthetrum sabina Sabina - Green Marsh Hawk
The sabina is a very efficient hunter, and I get the impression that it is more powerful than the other dragons of a similar size.
I can be found on open scrub, but given its livery, unlike the bright red dragons, it is extremely difficult to find. The best method, is to walk through the scrub until you disturb one into flight. It won’t fly far, so pay attention to where it lands. And there’s your target. If the location or orientation is not suitable, spook it into flight again.
Sabina is what I call a ground hunter. It will scan the skies for its prey, hop into the air, grab the prey with almost 100% efficiency, and land back on the same perch.
A little more care on the approach than some dragons, but not impossible.
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
''Orthetrum sabina'', the slender skimmer or green marsh hawk, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is widespread, being found from south-eastern Europe and North Africa to Japan and south to Australia and Micronesia.