Is it a Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) or a Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrhocephalus)?
This bird was larger and heavier than a crow.
Compared to a Collared Sparrowhawk, a Brown Goshawk …
- Has a heavier brow ridge and flatter crown than a Collared Sparrowhawk
- Rounded tail shape compared to notched or square-tipped tail in Collared Sparrowhawk.
- Goshawk legs are long and yellow and the legs and toes are thicker than those of the Collared Sparrowhawk
Both birds feed on small birds and mammals, reptiles and insects.
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