Shikra (Accipiter badius) 
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Aves
Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Accipiter
Species : badius
Scientific name: Accipiter badius
Important Facts:
Length Male - 31 cm.,  Female – 36 cm
Weight 500 – 600 gm.
Life Span  
Sexual maturity  
Incubation period 18 – 21 days
Clutch size 3-4 eggs
Open woodland, savannas and cultivation areas.
South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Lizards, dragonflies, small birds and mammals.
(per head)
Chicks alive 7 days old – 2 no.