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Accipiter cirrocephalus

Collared Sparrowhawk at Wodonga

Accipiter cirrocephalus at Wodonga - 7 Feb 2021
Accipiter cirrocephalus at Wodonga - 7 Feb 2021
Accipiter cirrocephalus at Wodonga - 7 Feb 2021
Accipiter cirrocephalus at Wodonga - 7 Feb 2021
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Identification history

Accipiter cirrocephalus 7 Feb 2021 ChrisAllen
Accipiter cirrocephalus 7 Feb 2021 Kyliegw

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Pretty sure this is an immature Collared Sparrowhawk. There is a breeding pair over between Wodonga TAFE and Latrobe University near University Drive. I saw it last Monday night after the pouring rain but thought it was a falcon, so returned this morning with camera to try my luck. Mud larks were suddenly in uproar; and here it was; doing a fly over though very much looking at the ground and hunting. lucky me.

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ChrisAllen wrote:
   7 Feb 2021
Hi Kylie, its so tricky to pick between the Collared Sparrowhawks and the Brown Goshawks. Without a frame of reference for size the only reason I could identify it was the range of photos showing the tail feather. The square tail is a good indicator for a Collared Sparrowhawk, did you identify this in the field or after looking at your images?

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 7 Feb 2021 10:15 AM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by

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