Copyright © 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Shikra: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Shikra is also called the Little Banded Goshawk is a small bird of prey in the Accipitridae with two note call; flaps and glides to create flight. It is found in forested habitats, farmlands and even urban areas.

They feed on smaller birds, squirrels, small reptiles, and insects. The name Shikra is a from an Urdu word, Shikari; meaning, hunter. This bird of prey has been a favourite of falconers since it is an easy to train and handle.

I am lucky to have this found at Namtok Samlan National Park in which it was the forst time for me to have seen it there. It was a complete joy of a find. Though I have discovered some more raptors making this small national park as a migratory habitat, this has been a great find for me. I have to discover more and I have been convinced now that this national park has more for me to discover not only in the birds line.

Namtok Samlan National Park, Saraburi, Thailand
September 12, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Nitecore UNK1

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