Re: Brown Goshawk vs Collared Sparrowhawk, more.

To: "Robert Inglis" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Re: Brown Goshawk vs Collared Sparrowhawk, more.
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 12:54:50 +1000
Bob Inglis wrote:

> It was at least 50% larger than the 'usual' Sparrowhawk;
> And it had a tail that was rounded rather than square as in the Collared
> Sparrowhawk.
> However, the tail also appeared to have a notch!

> So, what was it?
> Perhaps it was a Brown Sparrowhawk?

Hi Bob

I saw a female Brown Goshawk like this a couple of weeks agho in Bathurst
NSW, ie. with a notch in the tail.  I imagine that she had moulted the
middle retrices (tailfeathers).  The size & bulk were dead giveaways

I thought Anthea's contrast of the boggle-eyed sparrowhawk & beetle browed
goshawk in an email last week were spot on too.  Did you notice the facial


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