Bird of preyAccipiter fasciatus   

Brown Goshawk at Acton, ACT

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Accipiter fasciatus at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2017

Identification history

Bird of prey Accipiter fasciatus 18 Nov 2017 ChrisDaveySignificant Sighting - ChrisDavey has made a recognised, significant sighting!
Bird of prey Accipiter fasciatus 17 Nov 2017 RyuCallawayMultiple Significant Sightings - RyuCallaway has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - RyuCallaway has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - RyuCallaway joined us in 2014!
Bird of prey Accipiter cirrocephalus 15 Nov 2017 Alison MiltonMultiple Significant Sightings - Alison Milton has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Alison Milton has reported over 500 sightings!

3 comments

   11 Jan 2018
Hi Chris/Ryu, I've just realised that this sighting has been identified by you as a Brown Goshawk. This is in fact the same bird and nest as I just posted last week with chicks in the nest, which Philip Veerman has now confirmed as being a Collared Sparrowhawk.
   12 Jan 2018
I still think Goshawk. Rounded tail (the outer tail feathers which go below the centre feathers is clearly shorter), the middle toe is not overly long, and the glare is more emphasised that what I'd expect from a Sparrowhawk
   12 Jan 2018
My ID is based on the first photo only btw. I'm not willing to try from the other pics

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Location information

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Local Native

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
  • 18 Oct 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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