Forum > Identifying Birds > Is The Bird In This Picture A Sparrow Hawk?

Webmaster Posted 17-Dec-2017 13:30
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On behalf of David who sent in an email:-

see pic. Is this a sparrow hawk?

PS Stunning photo! - webmaster

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Spaz Posted 17-Dec-2017 13:37
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Looks like it to me I cant see any distinctive white line above the eye which is characteristic for Goshawk. But I'd leave it for a more knowledgeable person to positively confirm it great photo!

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Karmann65 Posted 19-Dec-2017 10:04
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I agree too. This is a female Sparrowhawk looking at it's brown colours and under wing markings. Goshawks are darker grey in colour and the under wing markings are more consitantly patterned.

Great picture!

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