Re: Re:[Birding-Aus] Brown Goshawk/Collared Sparrowhawk?

To: "michael wood" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Re: Re:[Birding-Aus] Brown Goshawk/Collared Sparrowhawk?
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 21:12:36 +1000
The following is Stephen Debus' opinion on the goshawk/sparrowhawk photos, which agrees with my opinion:

Hi Greg,

The first photo shows the upper bird to be undoubtedly a Collared
Sparrowhawk, and all the photos of the upper (adult) bird look like
Sparrowhawk rather than Goshawk.  The juvenile is of course a Brown
Goshawk.  This case is one of a Sparrowhawk (probably female from the
size and square rather than notched tail) interacting with a Brown
Goshawk.  It certainly happens, when Sparrowhawks territorially evict
Goshawks. I think I reported such cases in my study of Sparrowhawks years ago.




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