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Raptor, North-eastern Thailand, April 13th

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Old Monday 16th April 2018, 13:49   #1
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Raptor, North-eastern Thailand, April 13th

Hi all,

This raptor was seen on my arrival at Phu Suan Sai National Park in Loei province, Thailand, near the Laotian border (13/4/18). Obviously these pics are far from great and a definite ID is not necessary; I'm mostly interested in what it may be, and why.

My original ID through my bins was a Rufous-winged Buzzard, and the 5th pic maybe suggests that... or not.

Thanks in advance for all ID tips and suggestions,

Ben.
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It looks like an Accipiter to me, with pale and plain plumage and a dark eye. Maybe a Shikra?
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Yes, Shikra.
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It looks like an Accipiter to me, with pale and plain plumage and a dark eye. Maybe a Shikra?
The first image seems to show an extensive pale yellow cere too, if that helps.
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Thanks for all the input - all greatly appreciated!

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