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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-03 8:30
Viewed: 3199
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shikra or Little Banded Goshawk (Accipiter badius) is a small raptor and is a widespread resident breeder throughout South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. It nests in trees, building a new nest each year. It lays 37 eggs. The size of this raptor varies between 25-30 cm with short broad wings and a long tail, both adaptations to fast maneuvering.

Its hunting technique is similar to that of other small hawks, relying on surprise as it flies from a hidden perch or flicks over a bush to catch its prey unaware. The prey is lizards, dragonflies, and small birds and mammals. The call is a bi-syllable whistle titu.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikra


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Accipiter
Species: badius

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To heimann2: Thank you!vinaymms 1 11-06 22:57
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Hi Vinay,
I like your picture not because of the bird, which is in fact faschinating, but because of the contrast of the colours. Thanks for showing.

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