ID Help Please

To: 'Julie Clark' <>, 'COG Chatline' <>
Subject: ID Help Please
From: Mark Clayton <>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 05:37:53 +0000

Hi Julie,


Goshawks have a rounded tail whereas sparrowhawks have a square to slightly forked tail. Be aware this can be tricky if the bird is in tail moult but as this bird has a rounded tail, and the species should not be moulting at this time, it is a Brown Goshawk





From: Julie Clark [
Sent: Friday, 8 September 2017 2:18 PM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] ID Help Please


Hi All,


I took this photo at Mulligan's this morning and would appreciate an ID confirmation (or other) please?


The photo is heavily cropped and there's not much real detail - my attempt at ID is a Brown Goshawk, but I'm not at all confident. (probably a Collared Sparrowhawk....) I've looked at the tail, toes and brow etc, but it didn't help me much.


Many thanks




Julie Clark


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