Species Details

@Redbird Wu

Besra Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Accipiter virgatus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : Besra is a small slate-grey raptor with a black mesial stripe.Male:upperparts with dark slate-grey and underparts pale with rufous streaks on the breast and barring on the belly.Female:dark chocolate brown crown and nape.Both sexes with slate-grey bill,orange-yellow irises and bright yellow legs and feet.Juveniles appear as brown from both above and below.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Redbird Wu(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Redbird Wu),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Simon Elliott(www.xeno-canto.org/Simon Elliott), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.