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Shikra Stare Love the colour of the eyes... Accipiter badius,Geotagged,India,Shikra Click/tap to enlarge

Shikra Stare

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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 Wooster
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Uploaded Aug 26, 2014. Captured May 6, 2014 03:42 in 24/1, Vittal Mallya Road, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO500
  • 500mm