SHIKRA

(Accipiter badius)

Also known as Little-banded Goshawk

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Roberts VI / VII 159 / 376
Clements 2000 30.1000
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
30-100

 

A small bird (28 cm to 30 cm) which is found in Africa south of the Sahara, the middle east and s and se Asia. It is a common resident in southern Africa found in the north and eastern parts. The habitat is woodlands, savannah, plantations and riverine bush. Its main diet is lizards and small birds.

 

List of Stamps showing Sikra

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0467 0348 1951 3A
Central  African Republic   1986 1997 350f
Ghana 1395  1323 1989 c200
Ghana 1614  1562 1991 c100