Hunting in the early morning at Nanoli in the countryside east of Bombay. At first I thought it was a Sparrowhawk, but the light colour, lack of tail bands and minimal barring above the legs points to Shikra.
To the surprise of the park guide, a Heart-spotted Woodpecker flew in while we were watching a Common Flameback. He hadn't seen this bird in awhile. Seen in the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary outside near Kothamangalam, Kerala, India.