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|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 3–7 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.
Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
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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.