MORE PICS-Brown Goshawk V Collared sparrowhawk

To: "Belinda Cassidy" <>
Subject: MORE PICS-Brown Goshawk V Collared sparrowhawk
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 14:56:09 +1000
They certainly look squarer than in the photo showing two birds flying.
But if:
are the same bird, can someone explain why one of the photos shows an
extra bit sticking out in the middle of the tail in one of the photos?
Does this mean that the middle tail feathers had moulted before the
outer ones, making them longer for a while until the outer ones finish

Peter Shute

        -----Original Message-----
From: Belinda Cassidy 
        Sent: Wednesday, 27 August 2008 2:36 PM
        To: Peter Shute
        Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] MORE PICS-Brown Goshawk V Collared
        Hi Peter,
        Yeah, i see what you mean. Yes the photos were taken at
different months of this year.The flight shots are recent, and the
perched shots are from April, during a moult.  Sorry for not mentioning
         I included two other pics of the male in flight for you. The
one where he looks like he has a rounded tail in my other messages are
probably a bit deceptive, as the pair were flying at great speed. The
top two pics (below) are pretty much how his tail looks when he's just
gliding about.
        The bottom two pics (along with the one you posted)  were taken
in late April, prior (or during) a molt. He's the same bird, that part
we are sure of.

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