Can anyone help identify this bird?

To: 'Chris Liddiard' <>, 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Can anyone help identify this bird?
From: Danny McCreadie <>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:41:48 +0000
Great observation.

I am thinking Collared Sparrowhawk in this case but they are hard to tell apart 
from Brown Goshawk at the best of times. Here is a Collared Sparrowhawk in the 
act in SA a while back.


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From: Chris Liddiard <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:51 PM
To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: Can anyone help identify this bird?

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?

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