Sparrowhawk Table Manners

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Subject: Sparrowhawk Table Manners
From: "Gavin Jackson" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 11:21:37 +1000

I was wondering if any raptor enthusiasts would know whether a Sparrowhawk
would eat its prey on the ground.  In the same area that a Collared
Sparrowhawk has been observed over the last couple of months the feathers of
a honeyeater were found in a circle of no more than 40 cms diameter,
presumably indicating that the bird was consumed on the ground.  The natural
suspicion would be that the Sparrowhawk took the bird, but are they known to
feed on the ground or do they always return to a perch to consume their


Gavin Jackson

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