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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 rakesh
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Uploaded Oct 1, 2014. Captured Sep 11, 2014 07:52 in 23, Mehsana, Sun City, Nagalpur, Mahesana, Gujarat 384002, India.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO280
  • 300mm