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Hawk eating pigeon

Observed: 25th September 2013 By: brodbrindlebrodbrindle’s reputation in Birds
P1010168
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) interacts

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Mydaea's picture

Sparrowhawk not gos.

Sparrowhawk not gos.

scarpermac's picture

Sprawk

While I wholeheartedly agree on the Sparrowhawk ID it also raised something else in my mind. I think behaviour can often be an excellent indicator of species (although it needs to be used carefully)- would a Goshawk be likely to be catching pigeons in what looks like a suburban or even city garden? Just a thought...

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