Help with ID - Sparrowhawk or Brown Goshawk

To: Greg & Val Clancy <>, Geoff Hutchinson <>, "" <>
Subject: Help with ID - Sparrowhawk or Brown Goshawk
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 13:20:06 -0800 (PST)
Hi Geoff,

I agree with Greg regarding eyebrow ridge, tail shape (of the adult) and the 
relatively powerful legs/feet in both the adult and the juv. In addition, the 
juv also shows a rather large squarish head and a strong bill, which again 
indicates Brown Goshawk.



Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW

From: Greg & Val Clancy <>
To: Geoff Hutchinson <>;  
Cc: Judy Harrington <>; Stephen Debus 
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 7:36 AM
Subject: Help with ID - Sparrowhawk or Brown Goshawk
Hi Jeff,

The eyebrow ridge, the long tail and the solid legs are typical of Brown 
Goshawk.  The tail is in moult and therefore shows a somewhat squared 
appearance but is still too rounded for a Sparrowhawk.

Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Wildlife Guide
Coutts Crossing

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