Collared Sparrowhawk

To: "'Williams, Roger'" <>, "'canberrabirds'" <>
Subject: Collared Sparrowhawk
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:22:49 +1000
This photo (apart from being a very nice one) shows something else I would like to comment on. It is one of several photos I have seen of the Collared Sparrowhawk that show very white inner webs to the back feathers. It is not a feature often seen, usually only when the feathers are ruffled. Another accessible example is on page 136 of the Cuppers' book Hawks in Focus. I don't believe I have noticed this in the Brown Goshawk. Is there a unknown difference or just a quirk of what I think I have noticed?
-----Original Message-----From: Williams, Roger [ Sent: Wednesday, 8 June 2011 4:52 PM
To: canberrabirds     Subject: [canberrabirds] Collared Sparrow Hawk

This guy has just spent the last hour and a  half enjoying a sparrow he caught in our garden in Macgregor,I didn’t realize how long it takes for a small Raptor to eat a small bird.
           Roger Williams   
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