Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus
(aka Australian Goshawk)
Juvenile Brown Goshawk, The Coorong, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image The Coorong, SA, Australia
March 2006

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.

Juvenile Brown Goshawk, The Coorong, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image 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.
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