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Accipiter badius



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Common Names

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Common Names in Afrikaans:

Gebande Sperwer

Common Names in Arabic:

باشق كستنائي

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Common Names in Bashkir:

Ваҡ ҡарсыға

Common Names in Basque:

Shrikra gabirai

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Common Names in Catalan, Valencian:

Esparver shikra

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Common Names in Czech:

Krahujec šikra

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Common Names in English:

Shikra, Little Banded Goshawk

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Common Names in French:

Épervier shikra

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Common Names in Hebrew:

נץ הים הכספי

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Common Names in Malay:

Burung Lang

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Common Names in Mongolian:

Үүрсээ харцага

Common Names in Persian (Farsi):

پیغوی کوچک

Common Names in Russian:

Туркестанский тювик

Common Names in Slovak:

Jastrab šikra

Common Names in Spanish:

Gavilán Chikra

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Common Names in Turkish:

Şeritli küçük çakır kuşu

Common Names in Vietnamese:

Ưng xám


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Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 1,228 meters (0 to 4,029 feet).[1]

Ecology: List of Habitats :


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Accipiter badius (Gmelin, 1788) • Accipiter badius (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) • Accipiter badius Gmelin


Name Status: Accepted Name .

First described: Gmelin, J. F. Caroli a Linne, equatis aurati de stella polari, à systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis ... Editio decima tertia [=13th Edition ], aucta, reformata. Tom . 1, Pars IV and Pars V. Georg. Emanuel Beer, Lipsiae., 1788.

Last scrutiny: 17-Oct-2001

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Accipiter

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 115 species and subspecies in this genus. Here are just 100 of them:

A. albogularis (Pied Goshawk) · A. albogularis albogularis (Pied Goshawk) · A. albogularis woodfordi (Pied Goshawk) · A. badius (Shikra) · A. badius badius (Little Banded Goshawk) · A. badius cenchroides (Shikra) · A. badius dussumieri (Shikra) · A. badius poliopsis (Shikra) · A. bicolor (Bicolored Hawk) · A. bicolor bicolor (Bicolored Hawk (Bicolored)) · A. bicolor chilensis (Bicolored Hawk (Chilean)) · A. bicolor guttifer (Bicolored Hawk) · A. bicolor pileatus (Bicolored Hawk (Spotted)) · A. brachyurus (New Britain Sparrowhawk) · A. brevipes (Levant Sparrowhawk) · A. buergersi (Chestnut-Shouldered Goshawk) · A. butleri (Nicobar Sparrowhawk) · A. butleri butleri (Nicobar Sparrowhawk) · A. castanilius (Chestnut-Flanked Sparrowhawk) · A. chilensis (Chilean Hawk) · A. chionogaster (White-Breasted Hawk) · A. cirrhocephalus (Australian Collared Sparrow Hawk) · A. cirrhocephalus cirrhocephalus (Australian Collared Sparrow Hawk) · A. cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) · A. cirrocephalus cirrocephalus (Australian Collared Sparrow Hawk) · A. collaris (Semicollared Hawk) · A. cooperi (Big Blue Darter) · A. cooperii (Cooper's Hawk) · A. erythrauchen (Rufous-Necked Sparrowhawk) · A. erythrauchen ceramensis (Rufous-Necked Sparrowhawk) · A. erythronemius (Rufous-Thighed Hawk) · A. erythronemius erythronemius (Rufous-Thighed Hawk) · A. erythropus (Red-Thighed Sparrowhawk) · A. erythropus erythropus (Red-Thighed Sparrow Hawk) · A. fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) · A. fasciatus fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) · A. fasciatus hellmayri (Brown Goshawk) · A. fasciatus natalis (Christmas Island Nighthawk) · A. francesiae (Frances's Sparrowhawk) · A. francesiae francesiae (Frances's Sparrowhawk) · A. francesiae pusillus (Anjouan Sparrowhawk) · A. francesii (Anjouan Island Sparrow Hawk) · A. francesii francesii (Frances's Sparrowhawk) · A. francesii pusillus (Anjouan Island Sparrow Hawk) · A. gentilis (Northern Goshawk) · A. gentilis apache (Apache Northern Goshawk) · A. gentilis arrigonii (Goshawk (Corsican Sardinian Subspecies)) · A. gentilis atricapillus (Northern Goshawk (American)) · A. gentilis gallinarum (Northern Goshawk) · A. gentilis gentilis (Northern Goshawk) · A. gentilis laingi (Northern Goshawk) · A. griseiceps (Sulawesi Goshawk) · A. gularis (Japanese Sparrowhawk) · A. gularis gularis (Japanese Lesser Sparrow Hawk) · A. gundlachi (Gundlach's Hawk) · A. gundlachii (Gundlach's Hawk) · A. gundlachi gundlachi (Gundlach's Hawk) · A. haplochrous (White-Bellied Goshawk) · A. henicogrammus (Moluccan Goshawk) · A. henstii (Henst's Goshawk) · A. hiogaster albiventris (Variable Goshawk) · A. hiogaster polionotus (Variable Goshawk) · A. hiogaster sylvestris (Variable Goshawk) · A. imitator (Imitator Sparrowhawk) · A. luteoschistaceus (Slaty-Mantled Goshawk) · A. madagascariensis (Madagascar Sparrowhawk) · A. melanochlamys (Black-Mantled Goshawk) · A. melanoleucus (Black Sparrowhawk) · A. melanoleucus melanoleucus (Black Sparrowhawk) · A. meyerianus (Meyer's Goshawk) · A. minullus (Little Sparrowhawk) · A. minullus minullus (Little Sparrowhawk) · A. nanus (Small Sparrowhawk) · A. nisus (Eurasian Sparrowhawk) · A. nisus dementjevi (Eurasian Sparrowhawk) · A. nisus granti (Eurasian Sparrowhawk) · A. nisus nisus (Eurasian Sparrowhawk) · A. novaehollandiae (Grey Goshawk) · A. novaehollandiae novaehollandiae (Grey Goshawk) · A. ovampensis (Ovampo Sparrowhawk) · A. poliocephalus (Gray-Headed Goshawk) · A. poliogaster (Grey-Bellied Hawk) · A. princeps (New Britain Goshawk) · A. radiatus (Doria's Goshawk) · A. rhodogaster (Vinous-Breasted Sparrowhawk) · A. rhodogaster rhodogaster (Vinous-Breasted Sparrow Hawk) · A. rufitorques (Fiji Goshawk) · A. rufiventris (Rufous-Breasted Sparrowhawk) · A. rufiventris rufiventris (Rufous-Breasted Sparrow Hawk) · A. soloensis (Chinese Sparrowhawk) · A. striatus (Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Caribbean)) · A. striatus chionogaster (Sharp-Shinned Hawk (White-Breasted)) · A. striatus erythronemius (Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Rufous-Thighed)) · A. striatus perobscurus (Sharp-Shinned Hawk) · A. striatus striatus (Sharp-Shinned Hawk) · A. striatus suttoni (Sharp-Shinned Hawk) · A. striatus velox (Sharp-Shinned Hawk) · A. striatus venator (Puerto Rican Sharp Shinned Hawk) · A. striatus ventralis (Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Plain-Breasted)) · A. superciliosus (Tiny Hawk)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 11, 2008:



  1. Mean = 329.800 meters (1,082.021 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,260.320 based on 5 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-29