Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)
Accipiter badius
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The shikra is a small sparrowhawk (30 cm) with uniformly grey upperparts. The left upper photo (Kitani Bandas, 6-17) is courtesy of Riaan Marais; the right upper (Same, 6-18), courtesy Per Holmen; left 3rd row (kibungo-Rwanda, 2010), courtesy Jason Anderson; and the right 3rd row juvenile (Ruaha, 8-10), courtesy Dominic Oldridge. The 2nd row photos were taken in the Nguru Mountains (4-09); the bottom female, in Mkomazi NP (9-23), courtesy of Kim Axmann: note the plain brown/grey central tail feathers and the lack of white tail spots (as in the little sparrowhawk).
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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

Last Update this page: 9-08-23