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The Shikra is a widespread resident breeder throughout south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

It nests in trees, building a new nest each year. It lays 3-7 eggs. This bird is a small raptor (26-30cm) with short broad wings and a long tail, both adaptations to fast manoeuvring. The normal flight of this species is a characteristic ""flap – flap – glide"".

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Female Shikra, ARAI
Female Shikra, Tarkarli Beach, Malvan
Female Shikra, Tarkarli Beach, Malvan

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