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Shikra.... One-legged Shakira... Accipiter badius,Geotagged,India,Shikra Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Oooohhhh.....very very nice portrait! Posted 8 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 Wooster
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Uploaded Sep 15, 2014. Captured Jun 14, 2014 03:07 in Gondeda - Wadasi Road, Wadasi, Maharashtra 442904, India.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 500mm