Collared Sparrowhawk [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

To: 'Philip Veerman' <>, 'Nick Payne' <>, 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Collared Sparrowhawk [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
From: "Perkins, Harvey" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 05:01:26 +0000
Based on jizz rather than check-box diagnostics (which are not visible or 
clear) I'd agree with Philip - this looks to me like a Brown Goshawk rather 
than Collared Sparrowhawk.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Veerman 
Sent: Tuesday, 1 September 2015 2:55 PM
To: 'Nick Payne'; 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: Collared Sparrowhawk

Very difficult on this photo because nothing diagnostic really shows but what 
is there to me suggests that it is a Brown Goshawk. Mostly because the feet and 
toes are not thin and it beak is not small and it is a bit robust in body shape.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Payne 
Sent: Tuesday, 1 September 2015 12:54 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Collared Sparrowhawk

A friend who lives in Tuggeranong sent me this photo, taken in their garden on 
the weekend, asking if the bird is a Collared Sparrowhawk.
Looks like it to me. Apparently the bird came into their garden with a Crested 
Pigeon in its clutches; when they went out to investigate the pigeon got away 
but the sparrowhawk stayed around long enough to be photographed.

Nick Payne

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