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Shikra Accipiter badius   - With prey
Photographer : © Prasad Ganpule
Location :Manas National Park, Assam, India
Date : 12 April 2017
English synonyms:Asian Shikra, Little Banded Goshawk, Little Banded Sparrowhawk, Indian Sparrowhawk, Northern Shikra, Shikra Goshawk, Indian Shikra (dussumieri), Iranian Shikra (cenchroides), Ceylon Shikra
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Saw this Shikra with recently killed prey. I am fairly certain the prey is a Lesser Coucal, based on the long black tail and chestnut wings. But I could not see the prey clearly to positively ID it. Any suggestions welcome. - PG