Brown Goshawk (species: Accipiter (Accipiter) fasciatus) in Bullala NP (Gaia Guide)
Accipiter (Accipiter) fasciatus
Brown Goshawk


©Tom Tarrant: Brown Goshawk (Accipiter (Accipiter) fasciatus)

©Nick Talbot, Department of Environment & Primary Industries on Flickr: Brown Goshawk (Accipiter (Accipiter) fasciatus), Victoria, Australia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Accipiter
Species Accipiter (Accipiter) fasciatus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Its upperparts are grey with a chestnut collar; its underparts are mainly rufous, finely barred with white. (Wikipedia)


  • From 40 cm to 55 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 75 cm to 95 cm


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Brown Goshawk (Accipiter (Accipiter) fasciatus)

Distribution and habitat preferences

The Brown Goshawk is widespread through Australia, Tasmania, Wallacea, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. It is found in forests and woodlands. (Wikipedia)


It eats mainly birds; also small mammals, reptiles, amphibians; occasionally insects. (Wikipedia)

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