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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“Shikra.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shikra. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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