Shikra

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Shikra (Accipiter badius), is a small raptor the Family Accipitridae. It is present in SW Asia, the Oriental Region, and sub-Saharan Africa. In the AWB Region it is resident in the S Caspian, NE Iran, SW Arabia, N UAE, N Oman, and the Sahel Region southwards into sub-Saharan Africa. It is a winter visitor to S Iraq, and Dhofar. In the Sahel of W Africa there are some migratory winter movements in S Mauritania, S Mali and SW Niger.

Type….. Raptor
Habitat Summer: open forests, dry woodlands, plantations, farmland, urban parks,
Habitat Nests: in trees with platform nest like crow’s
Habitat Winter: Seasonal movements in W Africa, Sahel, Savannahs

Order..: Accipitriformes
Family.: Accipitridae
Genus..: Accipiter

Species: Accipiter badius
Shikra – Species Factfile – arkive.org
Shikra – Species Factsheet – birdlife.org
Shikra – Species sheet – wikipedia.org
Shikra – Species card – oiseaux-birds.com
Shikra – Range and calls – xeno-canto.org
Shikra – Sightings – ebird.org

Additional Material…
Shikra – Images – google.ae
Shikra – Redlist status – iucnredlist.org
Shikra – Challenge calls – ibc.lynxeds.com

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