Scientific Name: Accipiter virgatus
Common Name: Besra
Other Name: Besra sparrowhawk

Identifying Features: yellow legs, brown body, black beak, dark brown wings, paler underparts

Fun Facts:

  • Its hunting technique is similar to 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.


This image was clicked by Peter Ericssonvia Flickr.

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