Collared Sparrowhawk (?) taking (immature) Crimson Rosella is a Brown Go
"'Robin Hide'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Collared Sparrowhawk (?) taking (immature) Crimson Rosella is a Brown Goshawk
"Philip Veerman" <>
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:26:32 +1100
Actually this one is a young Brown Goshawk:
available clues point to that: Size relative to the
dead Crimson Rosella, too big for a CS, without attempting to measure size
relative to the rosella, it is probably a female, sturdy looking toes with
middle toe close to same length as outer toe, big beak relative to head (CS
normally has smaller looking beak), obvious brow ridge although one could still
say it "stares" on that picture, sub-adult plumage stage that occurs in BG.
were probably lucky to even get that photo.
working on a watertank in my backyard (Toms Crescent, Ainslie) just after noon
when a raptor (brown blur out of the corner of my eye) swooped past below me in
my neighbours yard.
I walked round into Hargraves Crescent, and just above my
head saw hawk about to eat lunch. It flew off with prey when it noticed
A Collared Sparrowhawk? (corrections please) - no time to fully see
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