Raptor ID please

To: "Birding Aus" <>, "Mike Simpson" <>
Subject: Raptor ID please
From: "Bill Jolly" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 11:55:11 +1000

It has to be an accipiter, not a falcon.


Wing-length is well short of Brown Falcon, even more so for Hobby.

No sign of Brown Falcon’s distinctive face.


Wing-length is dead right for sparrowhawk or goshawk. Tail definitely says goshawk.


And, as Tom Tarrant said, there is a hint of the rufous collar in one of the photographs.


Brown Goshawk.


Bill Jolly



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----Original Message-----
From: [On Behalf Of Mike Simpson
Sent: Tuesday, 9 August 2005 9:52 AM
To: 'birdingaus'
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Raptor ID please


I took this photo this morning, but am still unsure what this raptor is. It flew down over my shoulder as I was taking some pictures and flew very low (under 2 metres) across the paddock and landed on this gate. I could not get any closer and it exited behind the hedge.

Regards, Mike Simpson
Penrith, NSW


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