Collared Sparrowhawk
Adult Front
Brown Goshawk
Juvenile Back
Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Birds of Prey (Falconiformes)
Family: Eagle & Hawk (Accipitridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)
This Photo:     🔍Juvenile, ventral🔎

Thank you Sam Gordon, Bradley W. Jones & Terra Occ for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Very similar to the Collared Sparrowhawk, but has a heavier brow; making it look as thought it's frowning. Thanks to Sam for spotting our error with the Adult Goshawk in flight. We thought this was a Collared Sparrow-hawk.

Similar Species: Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus)

Copyright © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)