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Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata


A medium-sized hawk with a distinctive head crest, piercing yellow eyes and a barred chest. This one has caught some sort of tasty insect, which Bazas enjoy along with tree frogs, lizards, small birds and fruit.


Seen in the grounds of the Chenrezig Institute (Buddhist study centre) near Eudlo in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.


My first sighting of a Pacific Baza - I was terribly excited! The friend I was with had to wait while I took about 400 shots. : )

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AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Great spotting, i've got a pair that live in the trees in my yard. They use to hang around for a while and then leave but these two have decided to stay, which means i have to listen to the noisy miners carry on all day every day! I love that second shot Shanna! So funny!

ShannaB 6 years ago

Thanks Marta, it is cute - except for the second shot where its tongue is sticking out! It looks a bit creepy in that one! ; )

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago


ShannaB 6 years ago

Thanks Mac and Argy! I shall name this one Thommo... as in 'Thommo the Bazza'.

MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Nice series Shanna

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

These birds gave us the most common Aussie male name... Bazza!!
Great shots Shanna.

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QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jul 20, 2014
Submitted on Jul 25, 2014


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