|Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus
(aka Australian Goshawk)
|The Coorong, SA, Australia
The Brown Goshawk is distributed throughout Australia and in Papua New Guinea and several nearby islands. It is found in a variety of habitats but is not found either in dense forest or in areas without trees though it often hunts over open areas.
|It is a fairly large hawk with noticeable brow ridges "beetle-browed" and yellow eyes. The adult is grey-brown above with a rufous collar and fine rufous and white barring below. These photos are of a juvenile and show heavy brown streaks on the throat and chest and heavy brown barring on the belly and thighs.|
|Adult and juvenile plumage is similar to the slightly smaller Collared Sparrowhawk A. cirrhocephalus but note the rounded tail, the longer neck and the fuller wings.|