adult; barred rufous below; red iris; yellow legs (South Africa; 2007-06-30)


Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)
Accipiter badius

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a small accipiter of savannas and woodlands throughout much of central and southern Africa; adult is plain grey above with horizontal rufous barring underneath; juvenile is brown above and vertically streaked in brown below; very reminiscent of North America's Cooper's Hawk and Sharp-shinned Hawk.