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Shikra

Accipiter badius

FAMILY ACCIPITRIDAE
(KITES & HARRIERS)

Habitat: Forests, farmland and urban areas

Distribution: Asia and Africa

Diet: Rodents, squirrels, small birds, small reptiles and insects

Distinguishing features: Whitish on the underside with fine rufous bars while the upperparts are grey or brownish, red or orange coloured iris 





5-Apr-2014 Shikra Adult Male
Shikra Adult Male 5-Apr-2014 (Pic: Usha Rajagopalan)
Pic: Usha Rajagopalan

16-Sep-2011
16-Sep-2011 Pic: Sujesh S.
Pic: Sujesh S.