Friday, August 26, 2011

Shikra - Accipiter badius

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The Shikra is a small-sized raptor often found within cities. I have often seen them feeding on Rock Pigeons and smaller birds found around my house. This one here i think is a Juvenile or Immature Shikra.

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10 comments:

  1. The eye! takes it all...good to read about the bird...:)

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  2. Quite a lovely species and yes, it certainly does look like a juvie. Have a marvelous weekend~

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  3. Thank you Chintan, Mary & Magiceye... :)

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  4. It looks similar to our Coopers Hawks found here where I live in Ohio.

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  5. the look have been captured really well!

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  6. Lovely photo! Was trying to identify whether a visitor to our home is this or a kestrel- seems as if it might be the latter.

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  7. Neat capture and also interesting info-gr8

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