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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 10 months ago

Thank you Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 11 months ago

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

triggsturner
triggsturner 11 months ago

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

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 11 months ago

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

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 11 months ago

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

triggsturner
triggsturner 11 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 11 months ago

amazing photos series, love it

Jellis
Jellis 11 months ago

Nice capture

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 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 11 months ago

Thank you for the nomination Ashley.

AshleyT
AshleyT 11 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 11 months ago

Thanks for the invite Mark.

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 11 months ago

Please share with this mission
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triggsturner
triggsturner 11 months ago

Thank you Polilla and Sukanya for your comments and support.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 11 months ago

The last photo is great. Loved it.

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -43.39, Long: 147.27

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

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