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Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Accipiter badius
Afghanistan, Africa, Angola, Asia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Central Africa, China, East Africa, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, India, IndoChina, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, North Africa Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae found widely distributed in Asia and Africa where it is also called the Little Banded Goshawk. The African forms may represent a separate species but have usually been considered as subspecies of the Shikra. The Shikra is very similar in appearance to other sparrowhawk species including the Chinese Goshawk and Eurasian Sparrowhawk. They have a sharp two note call and have the typical flap and glide flight. Their calls are imitated by drongos and the Common Hawk-Cuckoo resembles it in plumage. ...
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