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The Shikra (Male)  Accipiter badius,Common Kestrel,Falco tinnunculus,Geotagged,India,Shikra Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Great shot! Are you sure about this species? The red eyes are kind of confusing me. Posted 9 years ago
    1. The Grey Kestrel is Falco ardosiaceus, but I don't think it is the right one either.
      Posted 9 years ago
      1. Thank you for correcting me. Posted 9 years ago
    2. I mistook it for Kestrel, I have corrected it. Thank you for correcting me. Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
      1. No problem, nice species intro, first photo of this species :) Posted 9 years ago
      2. This seems to be the right one, well done. Posted 9 years ago

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The Shikra is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae found widely distributed in Asia and Africa where it is also called the Little Banded Goshawk. The African forms may represent a separate species but have usually been considered as subspecies of the Shikra. The Shikra is very similar in appearance to other sparrowhawk species including the Chinese Goshawk and Eurasian Sparrowhawk.

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
Species identified by Sunil R Agadi
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By Sunil R Agadi

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Uploaded Dec 30, 2013. Captured Dec 19, 2013 13:56 in State Highway 136, Motebennur, Karnataka 581106, India.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm