collared sparrow hawks

Subject: collared sparrow hawks
From: William Compston <>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 12:53:51 +1100
A couple of years ago we had a Collared Sparrowhawk fly into our garden
with a feral pidgeon, still alive, in its claws.  It dropped the pidgeon,
which flew away but was soon grabbed again by the Sparrowhawk which then
flew about 50 mtrs and proceedsed to devour the pigeon on the ground  This
operation took a considerable time, about 2 hours as I recall.  There was
not much left of the pidgeon.

How much would a feral pigeon weigh?


Elizabeth Compston
8 Wells Gardens
Griffith, ACT 2603

02 6295 3028

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