Shikra

Accipiter badius - Épervier shikra

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Accipitriformes

  • Family
    :

    Accipitridés

  • Genus
    :

    Accipiter

  • Species
    :

    badius

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1788

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 45 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 48 à 68 cm.
  • Weight
    : 75 à 266 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a species of bird in the Accipitridae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Accipiter badius sphenurus (Senegal and Gambia to sw Arabia south to n Tanzania and n DRCongo)
  • Accipiter badius polyzonoides (s DRCongo and s Tanzania to South Africa)
  • Accipiter badius cenchroides (Caucasus to c Asia and nw India)
  • Accipiter badius dussumieri (c India, Bangladesh)
  • Accipiter badius poliopsis (n India to s China and Indochina)
  • Accipiter badius badius (sw India, Sri Lanka)

Foreign names

  • Épervier shikra,
  • Gavilán Chikra,
  • Gavião-chicra,
  • Schikra,
  • sikra,
  • Shikra,
  • Shikra,
  • Shikrahök,
  • Shikrahauk,
  • jastrab šikra,
  • krahujec šikra,
  • Shikra,
  • arovarpushaukka,
  • Gebande Sperwer,
  • esparver Shikra,
  • Brandhaukur,
  • krogulec mały,
  • Indijas vanags,
  • šikra,
  • Тювик,
  • Elang-alap shikra,
  • タカサゴダカ,
  • 褐耳鹰,
  • เหยี่ยวนกเขาชิครา,
  • 褐耳雀鷹,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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