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-;Accipiter badius+;[[:Category:Accipiter|Accipiter]] badius
AKA Little Banded Goshawk AKA Little Banded Goshawk
-[[Image:Shikra.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Rakesh<br />Photo taken: Hebbal , Bangalore.]]+[[Image:Shikra.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Rakesh<br />Photo taken: Hebbal, Bangalore.]]
==Identification== ==Identification==
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Sub-Saharan [[Africa]] and southern [[Asia]]. In Africa breeds from [[Senegal]], [[Gambia]] and southern [[Mauritania]] east to [[Ethiopia]] and western [[Somalia]] and south to [[South Africa]]. +Sub-Saharan [[Africa]] and southern [[Asia]].
-In Asia breeds from [[Iran]] and [[Pakistan]] south to southern [[India]] and [[Sri Lanka]] and north to [[Kazakstan]] and the far west of [[China]]. Range extends eastwards southern China and [[Hainan]] and south to southern [[Thailand]]. +In Africa breeds from [[Senegal]], [[Gambia]] and southern [[Mauritania]] east to [[Ethiopia]] and western [[Somalia]] and south to [[South Africa]].
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 +In Asia breeds from [[Iran]] and [[Pakistan]] south to southern [[India]] and [[Sri Lanka]] and north to [[Kazakhstan]] and the far west of [[China]]. Range extends eastwards to southern China and [[Hainan]] and south to southern [[Thailand]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
- +Six races recognised with two in Africa: ''sphenurus'' from Gambia to northern Tanzania and ''polyzonoides'' from southern Tanzania to the Cape. In Asia ''cenchroides'' occurs from Transcaucasia to Central Asia, ''dussumieri'' in northern India and the Himalayas, ''badius'' in southern India and Sri Lanka and ''poliopsis'' from north-east India to China and South-East Asia.
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-Six races recognised with two in Africa: sphenurus from Gambia to northern Tanzania and polyzonoides from southern Tanzania to the Cape. In Asia cenchroides occurs from Transcaucasia to Central Asia, dussumieri in northern India and the Himalayas, badius in southern India and Sri Lanka and poliopsis from north-east India to China and South-East Asia.+
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Forest, woodlands and wooded steppes, cultivated areas and often close to human habitation. Forest, woodlands and wooded steppes, cultivated areas and often close to human habitation.
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*[http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/birdimages.php?action=birdspecies&Bird_ID=852&Bird_Image_ID=354&Bird_Family_ID=96 View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages] *[http://www.orientalbirdimages.org/birdimages.php?action=birdspecies&Bird_ID=852&Bird_Image_ID=354&Bird_Family_ID=96 View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages]
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Revision as of 11:50, 30 May 2008

Accipiter badius

AKA Little Banded Goshawk

Photo by RakeshPhoto taken: Hebbal, Bangalore.
Photo by Rakesh
Photo taken: Hebbal, Bangalore.

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Identification

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia.

In Africa breeds from Senegal, Gambia and southern Mauritania east to Ethiopia and western Somalia and south to South Africa.

In Asia breeds from Iran and Pakistan south to southern India and Sri Lanka and north to Kazakhstan and the far west of China. Range extends eastwards to southern China and Hainan and south to southern Thailand.

Taxonomy

Six races recognised with two in Africa: sphenurus from Gambia to northern Tanzania and polyzonoides from southern Tanzania to the Cape. In Asia cenchroides occurs from Transcaucasia to Central Asia, dussumieri in northern India and the Himalayas, badius in southern India and Sri Lanka and poliopsis from north-east India to China and South-East Asia.

Habitat

Forest, woodlands and wooded steppes, cultivated areas and often close to human habitation.

Behaviour

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