Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)
Accipiter badius
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The shikra is a small sparrowhawk (30 cm) with uniformly grey upperparts. The top bird was seen in Semliki WR-Uganda, courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The left 2nd row photo (Kitani Bandas) is courtesy of Riaan Marais; the right 2nd row (Same), courtesy Per Holmen; left 4th row (Kibungo--Rwanda), courtesy Jason Anderson; and the right 4th row juvenile (Ruaha), courtesy Dominic Oldridge. The 3rd row photos were taken in the Nguru Mountains; the bottom female, in Mkomazi NP, courtesy of Kim Axmann. Note the central tail feathers are uniformly grey/brown.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Jason Anderson, Dominic Oldridge, Per Holman, Riaan Marais
Kim Axmann, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 12-30-23