Brown Goshawk or was it?

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Subject: Brown Goshawk or was it?
From: Vicki Powys <>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 16:57:50 +1000
> Any ideas on whether this is likely to be a Brown Goshawk or a Collared
> sparrowhawk?  Or suggestions on the best way to tell them apart if I
> spot it again?
> rgds,
> Chris Ross

If the bird hovers or soars and fans out its tail at any stage, check the
shape of the tail - a rounded tail equals a Brown Goshawk, and squared tail
equals and Collared Sparrowhawk.  That's my system anyway!

Vicki Powys
Capertee Valley NSW

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