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Brown Goshawks are medium-sized raptors (birds of prey). They have a brown head, slate-grey to brown upperparts with a red-brown collar across the upper nape of the neck, and finely barred underparts of red-brown with white. The rounded wings are dark brown to grey above and buff to reddish brown below with darker wingtips, and the long rounded tail is grey with dark bars. The long legs are yellow, with reddish brown feathering about the thighs. The eye is bright yellow. Males are smaller than females. Young birds have grey-brown eyes, with brown, streaky plumage. There are several subspecies, with the northern sub-species, didimus, being generally smaller and paler. The Brown Goshawk is widespread but secretive.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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brown goshawk, raptor, bird of prey, predator, west byron wetland, hawk, accipiter fasciatus, northern rivers

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    It’s an unusual perspective that shows off the body pattern and leg feathering really well.

  • Yes because the nest is very high up and I’m on the ground shooting up!

    – byronbackyard

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