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Shikra Accipiter badius   - Male
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Thol Wildlife Sanctuary, Mehsana District, Gujarat, India
Date : 17 March 2017
English synonyms:Asian Shikra, Little Banded Goshawk, Little Banded Sparrowhawk, Indian Sparrowhawk, Northern Shikra, Shikra Goshawk, Indian Shikra (dussumieri), Iranian Shikra (cenchroides), Ceylon Shikra
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We saw this pair mostly near the entrance of park. In evening when weavers are coming back to roosting in grass, they hunt for the weaver.- VP & PM