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Aussie Bird ID please

 
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Feb 04, 2019 04:01 |  #1

this appeared the other day, very briefly
I'm now thinking it's a Brown Goshawk after originally thinking Brown Falcon
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Feb 04, 2019 04:24 |  #2

avondale87 wrote in post #18804387 (external link)
this appeared the other day, very briefly
I'm now thinking it's a Brown Goshawk after originally thinking Brown Falcon
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Leaning towards Brown Goshawk too, prominent eyebrow, banding across chest, certainly not Brown Falcon, other suspect could be Collared Sarowhawk but less likely I feel.

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Feb 04, 2019 07:07 |  #3

sparrowhawk, http://www.birdsinback​yards.net …wk-v-Collared-sparrowhawk (external link)




  
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Feb 04, 2019 13:53 |  #4

Thanks for replies.

I see there's a difference in the tail rounded tail rather than the squared tail of the Collared Sparrowhawk
This had a rounded tail.
I've another photo from much further away rear on. Very poor quality.
I then sidled round the buildings to its side but it didn't like my presence and skedaddled fast.

I'd noticed it fly down and land under that large pear tree behind in photo.
Then up onto the fence just sitting and gazing about.

We've rabbits and myriad of little birds so plenty to interest it.



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Feb 04, 2019 17:59 |  #5

Very difficult birds to seperate. The frown/brow does not look heavy enough for Goshawk to me. Also the legs look to spindly for a Goshawk. I will attach a pic of a recently fledged Goshawk to show how much thicker the legs are. The tail can also be deceiving if the bird has recently molted tail feathers or if they are worn. Would like to see the shot of the tail Richard.

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Feb 04, 2019 19:58 |  #6

thanks for input here.
This is rear on.
I've fiddled with the image in my limited way trying to get a bit more detail.


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Feb 04, 2019 20:01 |  #7

another with slightly differing pose to my first post


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Feb 04, 2019 20:24 |  #8

The notch in the tail is clear, it is a Collared Sparrowhawk.


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Feb 04, 2019 21:04 |  #9

thanks Rawshorty and Sidknee and Graham
my 'straight tail' was a bit of a loose description!!
Obviously not a bird bloke here.

Much appreciate your input.

Hopefully it will hang about and eat all the Sparrows it can find whilst leaving the wildlife alone.
It's got that permission.



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Feb 12, 2019 01:55 |  #10

This landed opposite my office this avo and birds scattered
I daren't move and just snapped through the window from my desk.
I think it's the same as other above but others may have better suggestion.
Comments appreciated thanks

(I see there is an official Bird ID thread - apologies for missing that)


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It's a fledgling Blackbird Richard.

It's a very good shot. If you have editing software, use the levels tool to bring out its best.


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Feb 19, 2019 09:56 as a reply to  @ Closed Account 876's post |  #12

can't add to the id, but nice shot though.


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