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Shikra Accipiter badius   - With prey
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :GMERS Medical College campus, Dharpur, Patan, Gujarat, India
Date : 10 April 2015
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 :In our campus lots of Rock-Pigeon are there. They make nest in drainage pipe line on building. From one of the nest Shikra took the chick of Rock-Pigeon. - PM