Accipiter fasciatus  

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)
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© Vik Dunis 2009
Rowsley, VIC (Nov, 2009)

This Brown Goshawk, perched on a large fence post, is eating a small bird.

It was disturbed by my presence and flew off, taking the remainder of its meal with it.

I had a close look at the post and thirty centimetres down the hollow centre, quite inaccessible to the goshawk, were four tiny nestlings. I suspect that the Goshawk's meal was one of the parents.

The nestlings appeared to be House Sparrows and I have added a photograph of them to the House Sparrow page.

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)

Brown Goshawk

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)

Juvenile Brown Goshawk