birding-aus Sparrowhawks & sparrows

Subject: birding-aus Sparrowhawks & sparrows
From: Peter Woodall <>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 09:30:17 +1000
Driving home from work yesterday, and stopped at the traffic
lights at a small suburban shopping centre in Moorooka, a few
k's from Brisbane, we watched a Collared SPARROWhawk flash into
a line of recently planted trees (3-4 m tall) outside the
bakery and then emerge with a HOUSE SPARROW in its talons.

Its the first time I've ever seen a SPARROWhawk actually take a



Dr Peter Woodall                          email = 
Division of Vet Pathology & Anatomy             
School of Veterinary Science & An. Prod.  Phone = +61 7 3365 2300
The University of Queensland              Fax   = +61 7 3365 1355
Brisbane, Qld, Australia 4072             WWW  =
"hamba phezulu" (= "go higher" in isiZulu)


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