Astur badius.

Astur badius.

Key to Subspecies.

A.Tail of adult with more than one dark subterminal band and of the young with more than three cross-bands of dark hues.

A.Underparts less richly barred with rufous; rufous nuchal collar well
marked. a1. Darker above.
a2. Generally smaller, more grey above ............... A. b. badius, p. 147.
b2. Generally larger, more ashy above…………A. b. dussumieri, p. 149.
b1. Paler above ............... A. b. cenchroides, p. 150.
B.Underparts very richly barred with rufous ...............A. b. poliopsis, p. 151.
B.Tail of adult with no bars except the subterminal band; young with only three bands.
c.Irides yellow; smaller, wing under 190 mm........................ A. b. butleri, p. 151.
d.Irides crimson; larger, wing over 190 mm............... A. b. obsoletus, p. 152.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Astur badius.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
147
M_ID: 
2865
M_CN: 
Shikra
M_SN: 
Accipiter badius
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4433

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