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Accipiter sp. (genus)

Brown Goshawk/Collared Sparrowhawk

It is often difficult to be able to distinguish wether an image submitted on Nature Map is either a Brown Goshawk or Collared Sparrowhawk. Brown Goshawks are slightly larger have a rounded tail-tip, distinct brow-ridges causing frowning expression and sturdier feet with less elongate middle toe. The Collared Sparrowhawk has a square-cut tail, elongated middle toe and head looks rounded with a staring, not frowning, expression.

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Species information

  • Accipiter sp. (genus) Scientific name
  • Brown Goshawk/Collared Sparrowhawk Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 674.22m Recorded at altitude

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