Grey Goshawk is still around in Giralang

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Grey Goshawk is still around in Giralang
From: Duncan McCaskill <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:26:17 +0000
Yes, the white spots puzzled me too. There are no obvious signs of moulting such as loose feathers that I have been able to see, but I have never managed to get a really good look at it good light - I have not managed to detect any barring on the chest. 

On 8 July 2016 at 17:25, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

The big white spots on the back are curious. I don’t recall seeing that in any bird, book, photo or museum bird of that species....... Is it moulting? I can’t tell from the photo.




From: Duncan McCaskill [
Sent: Friday, 8 July, 2016 3:03 PM
To: canberra birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Grey Goshawk is still around in Giralang


I've been seeing the Grey Goshawk every week or so along Ginninderra Creek in Giralang. It is also been seen nearby in Melba.


I suspect it is a male bird, because it does not look particularly large, and its call is a good match for the male call in the Morcombe field guide app. (On one occasion it was calling a lot while carrying prey.)




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