Riley Cavanagh

1 month ago

Brown Goshawk in the last of the evening light. 
Brown goshawks feed mainly on other medium-sized birds, while small mammals such as rats and rabbits are also taken. Brown goshawks often hunt near farmland or wetlands, where birds such as ducks, cockatoos and pigeons are plentiful. Smaller prey such as finches, pipits and fairy wrens are also preyed on, right up to birds the size of domestic fowls and even large, aggressive birds such as currawongs and kookaburra. bats, small reptials, and amphibians, and large insects are also occasionally eaten.

The main methods of catching prey are still-hunting, where the goshawk waits on a hidden perch until prey comes within striking distance, as well as flying through the undergrowth attempting to flush out small prey. Less often, they will stoop on prey from above, or even chase small mammals on foot.

When a brown goshawk is discovered by other birds, smaller species panic and flee for cover, while larger birds such as crows and magpies will aggressively mob it until it leaves the area.

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Brown Goshawk in the last of the evening light. Brown goshawks feed mainly on other medium-sized birds, while small mammals such as rats and rabbits are also taken. Brown goshawks often hunt near farmland or wetlands, where birds such as ducks, cockatoos and pigeons are plentiful. Smaller prey such as finches, pipits and fairy wrens are also preyed on, right up to birds the size of domestic fowls and even large, aggressive birds such as currawongs and kookaburra. bats, small reptials, and amphibians, and large insects are also occasionally eaten. The main methods of catching prey are still-hunting, where the goshawk waits on a hidden perch until prey comes within striking distance, as well as flying through the undergrowth attempting to flush out small prey. Less often, they will stoop on prey from above, or even chase small mammals on foot. When a brown goshawk is discovered by other birds, smaller species panic and flee for cover, while larger birds such as crows and magpies will aggressively mob it until it leaves the area. #herdsmanlake #ttmpperth #birdphotographer #birdphotography #naturephotographer #nature_wizards #browngoshawk #raptor #birdsofprey #bird #wildlife #wildraptor #only_raptor #elite_raptors #ornitholigy #raptorsofaustralia #allmightybirds #bird_brilliance #birdinflight #birdlifeoz #ig_birds_of_prey #birdsofaustralia

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