Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Shikra Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Accipiter badius
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Shikra is a small pale raptor with rounded wings and golden irises (adult bird length approximately 31 cm, weight 192 g, wing 20.8 cm, bill 2.2 cm, tarsus 5.2 cm, tail 15.6 cm). The male is smaller than the female. The male looks pale grey from above and pale brownish-orange from below. It feeds on lizards, frogs, dragonflies, small birds and mammals.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Oscar Campbell(www.xeno-canto.org/Oscar Campbell), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.