Collared sparrowhawk chicks at ANBG

To: 'Philip Veerman' <>
Subject: Collared sparrowhawk chicks at ANBG
From: Alison <>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 04:11:41 +0000

Hi Philip,


I have been watching these birds since October and had the identification verified on Canberra Nature Map.


Here is a clearer photo of the adult. I  also met a number of birdos/photographers who all referred to this nest as a Sparrowhawk. There was also a Fantail Cuckoo near the Sparrowhawks.


See the attached map for the locations.





From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Saturday, 6 January 2018 11:02 AM
To: 'Alison'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Collared sparrowhawk chicks at ANBG


Hello Alison,


That is interesting. To have them nesting in a Eucalypt, that is not typical. I believe, normally they use conifers or similar. I assume you are sure of the identification. I can’t tell either way just from this photo. Another curious thing is how close is this nest to the Goshawk nest?




From: Alison
Sent: Saturday, 6 January, 2018 10:24 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Collared sparrowhawk chicks at ANBG


I had been watching the Collared Sparrowhawks visiting a nest at the Botanic Gardens back in October but there didn’t seem to be any chicks.  They now have four chicks in the nest.


Alison Milton



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