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
- 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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