PORT PHILLIP BAY


Brown Goshawk 

Accipiter fasciatus

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Falconiformes
Family:
Accipitridae
Genus:
Accipiter
Species:
fasciatus

General Description

Upper body, tail and head brown-grey, underparts red-brown with narrow white stripes. Legs thick and yellow, tail rounded at tip. Young birds have dark brown underparts with white streaks. Body up to 50 cm long.

Biology

Female Brown Goshawks usually have a lower pitched call than the males. Males are smaller than females.

Habitat

Woodlands and forests, also in towns.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Australia.

Species Group

Birds Eagles and falcons

Max Size

50 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern
  • CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Brown Goshawk, Accipiter fasciatus, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 21 Sep 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7883

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