Bird of preyAccipiter fasciatus   

Brown Goshawk at Red Hill, ACT

Accipiter fasciatus at Red Hill, ACT - 21 Jul 2017

Identification history

Bird of prey Accipiter fasciatus 30 Oct 2017 ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting!
Bird of prey Accipiter cirrocephalus 18 Oct 2017 ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting!
Bird of prey Accipiter fasciatus 21 Jul 2017 roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

The local Brown Goshawk keeping up appearances.

4 comments

ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   18 Oct 2017
The lack of eyebrow and long middle toe looks like Sparrowhawk. Is this known bird to you?
roymcdMultiple Significant Sightings - roymcd has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - roymcd has reported over 500 sightings! wrote:
   19 Oct 2017
Thanks Chris. We did have a Brown Goshawk picking off baby rabbits at this spot but its moved on now.
Cheers, Roy.
   19 Oct 2017
Well the tail looks rounded as in goshawk
ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   22 Oct 2017
I think it is difficult to tell the tail when folded but no eyebrow and long claw still looks like Collared Sparrowhawk to me. Chris

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Nearby sightings

Accipiter fasciatus at Red Hill, ACT - 8 Aug 2017
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Accipiter fasciatus at Red Hill, ACT - 11 Jul 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Red Hill, ACT - 22 Jun 2017
Caligavis chrysops at Garran, ACT - 7 Apr 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Garran, ACT - 24 Oct 2016
Accipiter fasciatus at Red Hill, ACT - 8 Aug 2017
Macropus rufogriseus at Red Hill, ACT - 6 Aug 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Red Hill, ACT - 11 Jul 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Red Hill, ACT - 22 Jun 2017
Caligavis chrysops at Garran, ACT - 7 Apr 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Garran, ACT - 24 Oct 2016

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Location information

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • roymcd Recorded by
  • 21 Jul 2017 Recorded on
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