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  • n. A species of hawk, Accipiter badius.

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Examples

  • Thus, of each of the following pairs of birds the first-named is migratory and the other non-migratory: the steppe-eagle and the tawny eagle, the large Indian and the common kite, the long-legged and the white-eyed buzzard, the sparrow-hawk and the shikra, the peregrine and the lugger falcon, the common and the red-headed merlin, the kestrel and the black-winged kite.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • The shikra (_Astur badius_) and the white-eyed buzzard (_Butastur teesa_), which are now engaged in nest-building, are not so fortunate.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • The crested goshawk may be described in brief as a large shikra with a crest.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • This species is about the same size as the shikra.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The shikra is very like the brain-fever bird in appearance.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The three remaining raptores that are of frequent occurrence on the hills of South India are the shikra (_Astur badius_), the crested goshawk (_Lophospizias trivirgatus_), and the kestrel (_Tinnunculus alaudarius_).

    Birds of the Indian Hills

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  • Yes, I did--thanks u. Hadn't had enough coffee.

    February 14, 2007

  • Also, the newest roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Florida), with both a tall vertical and slightly shorter near-vertical drop, as well as a splashdown at the end that soaks unsuspecting passers-by in a dramatic wall of water. Actually spelled SheiKra. Named in honor of this bird because of its wide, gentle swooping motions that resemble a flight pattern with sudden dives. Like the Kumba, this ride emits an unsettling low rumble that can be heard from far away. It's a heckuva ride.

    February 14, 2007

  • A small accipiter that breeds throughout south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

    February 14, 2007