Shikra feeding chicks, Bangalore

little banded goshawk

Shikra feeding chicks, Bangalore


Shikra is also called as little banded goshawk. The female is identified by the yellowish iris. This small raptor is found across Asia and Africa. One of the most urban raptors it can be found across a variety of habitats including forests, farmlands and urban areas. The hunter (Shikra translated from Hindi) is classified as least concern by IUCN.


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