Can anyone help identify this bird?

To: Chris Liddiard <>
Subject: Can anyone help identify this bird?
From: shorty <>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:59:28 +0000
Hard to be sure from the pic but it is either a Brown Goshawk or Collared Sparrowhawk, i favour Sparrowhawk.


On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 6:51 PM Chris Liddiard <> wrote:
Hello birding community
I am pretty new to this forum so not sure if the protocol for asking questions but here it goes...
Last Friday I noticed this small bird of prey in my garden as it was plucking a pigeon. I couldn’t see anything in my bird books that look like this. The closest I got was Australian Hobby it a Brown Falcon. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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