shikra

noun
shik·​ra | \ˈshikrə\
plural -s

Definition of shikra 

: a small Indian hawk (Accipiter badius) sometimes used in falconry

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History and Etymology for shikra

Hindi śikra, from Persian shikara bird trained to hunt, from shikār hunting

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