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Shikra Accipiter badius dussumieri   - Adult male
Photographer : © Trishant Simlai
Location :Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan,India
Date : 5 May 2006
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 :On that hot summer afternoon, this bird made full use of the stream flowing by. It continued resting in the water even when approached. - TS