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Grey Goshawk (white morph)

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Description:

Sleek but heavily built goshawk. This one in white with bright yellow cere and legs and red eyes. Females around 50cm and males slightly smaller at around 40cm.

Habitat:

This one found on southern Bruny Island in eastern Tasmania on the forest edge. All Grey Goshawks in Tasmania are white morph.

Notes:

It was pouring with rain and this bird practically glowed in the dull light. It was minding its own business when it got attacked by a Forest Raven. Unfortunately due to distance and camera speed I couldn't get a really clear image (need some more tips Jim!) but the last image is classic.

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16 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 months ago

Thank you Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 months ago

Excellent spotting, Rob. A big congrats on your SOTW.

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 months ago

Thank you Jim and Desmond for your kind comments. Much appreciated.

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 3 months ago

Awesome Shots Triggturner!!! Congrats on the SOTD! That black bird makes that Goshawk look so small!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 months ago

Nice action photography, in flight. I could not have done any better. Well Done, Robert!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 months ago

Thank you so much PN rangers for the honour of the SOTW. Thank you also Polilla, Jellis and Suryo for your comments and support.

Suryo Suhono
Suryo Suhono 3 months ago

amazing photos series, love it

Jellis
Jellis 3 months ago

Nice capture

Polilla
Polilla 3 months ago

Congrats, Triggsturner! A stunning series - well deserved!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 months ago

Congratulations Robert, this beautiful series dedicated to the white morph of the Grey Goshawk is our Spotting of the Week!

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triggsturner
triggsturner 3 months ago

Thank you for the nomination Ashley.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 months ago

Thanks for the invite Mark.

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 3 months ago

Please share with this mission
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triggsturner
triggsturner 3 months ago

Thank you Polilla and Sukanya for your comments and support.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 months ago

The last photo is great. Loved it.

Polilla
Polilla 3 months ago

Wow - what a bird! Love the last 2 images. Thanks for sharing this wonderful white morph.

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -43.39, Long: 147.27

Spotted on Oct 4, 2016
Submitted on Jan 4, 2017

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