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Brown Goshawk

Brown Goshawk (Image ID 43201)
Photographed bySimon Pelling on Thu 22nd Oct, 2020 and uploaded on Sat 31st Oct, 2020 .
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ID43201
CommentI was first alerted to this bird by its calls. It was dive-bombing passers by (including me) possibly defending a nest somewhere in the area (although I did not observe any nest site). The bird would watch from a perch some metres above the ground, and suddenly without warning dive towards a passing human skimming just over their heads. I cannot tell whether this is male or female on the basis of the photos I was able to take.
EquipmentCanon 90D; Canon EF 100-400 L Mk II zoom. 400mm, ISO800, 1/1600s, f/6.3, processed in DxO Photolab
LocationAustralian National Botanical Gardens, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult
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