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Besra (Juvenile Female)

Accipiter virgatus

Description:

This species is like a darker version of the widespread Shikra, but all plumages have a dark vertical throat stripe. The adult male Besra has dark blue-grey upperparts, and is white, barred reddish below. The larger female is browner above than the male. The juvenile is dark brown above and white, barred with brown below. It has a barred tail.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 9 years ago
Besra Female
Accipiter virgatus Besra


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10 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Thanks KarenL, Malcolm & Liam

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks Liam for confirmation of specie... I can trust you on identification of accuracy of birds.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

I agree, a Besra, but a juvenile.
Juvenile Besra: http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php...
Female Besra: http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php...

Nice series Sachin.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely series Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Thanks alicelongmartin

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice Series.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish for ID help.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Must be Pallid Harrier Female... Nice capture...!!
http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php...

Sachin Zaveri
Spotted by
Sachin Zaveri

India

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 28, 2012

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