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Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

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CurtisDillon
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by CurtisDillon » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:51 pm

This looks like a Falcon to me, but I don't know what kind of Falcon. :hmz:
Sorry about the bad pic, I had to do this in a hurry. :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Barcud » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:00 pm

Hi Curtis,

It's a Rufous-chested (redbreasted) Sparrowhawk. Great photo.

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Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:42 pm

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Re: Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

Unread post by pnm » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:14 pm

I had this rather shy one visit a tree which overhangs my yard in Paarl. It is the only time I have ever seen one in the area. The tree later had to go unfortunately as it was lifting foundations.

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Re: Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

Unread post by TrevorC » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:12 pm

I think this is the same bird as yours WTM :D

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Re: Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:52 pm

:D :D
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