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Shikra- Female

Accipiter badius

Description:

The shikra is a small raptor (26–30 cm long) and like most other Accipiter hawks, this species has short rounded wings and a narrow and somewhat long tail. Adults are whitish on the underside with fine rufous bars while the upperparts are grey. The lower belly is less barred and the thighs are whitish. Males have a red iris while the females have a less red (yellowish orange) iris and brownish upperparts apart from heavier barring on the underparts. The females are slightly larger. The mesial stripe on the throat is dark but narrow. I

Habitat:

Spotted inside IIM Trichy campus, Taminadu.

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Nidhin Basheer
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Nidhin Basheer

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jan 24, 2017
Submitted on Jan 24, 2017

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