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My neighbour  Accipiter badius,Accipiter nisus,Black-shouldered Kite,Elanus axillaris,Eurasian Sparrowhawk,Geotagged,India,Shikra Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. I believe this is a Eurasian Sparrow Hawk - Accipiter nisus, rather than a Kite. http://www.oiseaux.net/photos/jules.fouarge/eurasian.sparrowhawk.24.html Posted 8 years ago
    1. Or maybe a female shikra (Accipiter badius).
      Posted 8 years ago
  2. Great shot, Rakesh! 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 rakesh
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Uploaded Dec 9, 2014. Captured Dec 9, 2014 07:05 in Gujarat State Highway 41, Palavasna, Mehsana, Gujarat 384003, India.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO800
  • 220mm