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Collared Sparrowhawks "are small, fierce, finely built with rounded wings, long square tail, yellow eyes and long legs. Adults have slate-grey upper parts, sometimes with a brown wash, and a chestnut half collar [see pic 3]. The underparts are finely barred rufous and white. The under wing and tail are finely barred. The cere is cream to olive-yellow, the eyes yellow and the legs and feet yellow."
Standing in the raised bird bath in the backyard.
I heard a Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys picata) and it sounded as though it was telling something off. So I looked outside and saw this Collared Sparrowhawk just standing there in the bird bath which is raised off the ground. I had noticed, probably the same one, only about a week ago, standing in the bird bath that was on the ground with a Willie Wagtail telling it off then too! It was aware of my observations through the window and when I pulled the louvers down it was comfortable enough to stay put. It did have a drink while I was watching and after about 10mins it lazily flew off...with the Willie following :)