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Shikra in the green. I took this photo in the busy city of Chandigarh, India.  It was very surprising to see that even though the city is very well developed and crowded, a wide variety of interesting and rare birds can still be spotted. Accipiter badius,Shikra Click/tap to enlarge

Shikra in the green.

I took this photo in the busy city of Chandigarh, India. It was very surprising to see that even though the city is very well developed and crowded, a wide variety of interesting and rare birds can still be spotted.

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  1. Planet Earth part II has a whole episode on urban wildlife, showing several Indian cities as examples. Posted 5 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 saketh upadhya
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By saketh upadhya

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Uploaded Jun 6, 2017. Captured Oct 14, 2016 08:10.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/197s
  • ISO400
  • 250mm