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Bird Aviceda subscristata (Pacific Baza)

Hairyman

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Scientific Name: Aviceda subscristata

Common Name: Pacific Baza

Order: Acciptriformes

Family: Accipitridae

Other Names: Crested Hawk

Distribution: Two Australian subspecies, one N.WA and N.NT. The other East coast and
adjacent inland from Cape York to about Sydney.

Habitat: Coastal to sub coastal closed and open forests also parklands and urban areas.

Field Notes: Crested hawk 35 to 45cm. Females larger than males.
Head and neck grey, eyes yellow.
Breast, thighs and underwings barred white and brown. Back and above wings are dark brown.
Flight is slow and often through the canopy searching for insects, small frogs, birds, lizards and sometimes fruit.

Sources;Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Baza
A Field guide to Birds of Australia. Simpson and Day

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We saw one down at Nudgee in Brisbane, gliding pretty low. By the time we could stop cause of traffic (always the way) got a couple of shots for ID but that was all. Pretty sad.

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Love these birds. Great photos.
 

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We went back to the same area last time I was in Brisbane but not around. We will keep looking and hopefully the traffic will not stop us next time.
 
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