Scientific Name: Accipiter badius
Common Names: Shikra, Little Banded Goshawk
Other Names: Indian Sparrowhawk, Falcon

Identifying Features: sharp beak, pointed beak, yellow feet, brown spotted breast, grey and white colour, brown wings, bird of prey

Fun Facts:

  • Shikra is declared as the State Bird of Punjab.
  • Their vision is eight times sharper than human vision which enables them to attack the prey direct from their flight.


This image was clicked by Sudeshna Dey.

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