Hawk eyes focus on suburban bounty

"The brown goshawk has adapted so well to suburban life that it sometimes chases small birds under verandas and into houses.

A medium sized raptor with piercing yellow eyes, this elegant bird has a tendency to become so intent on its prey that it pays no heed to its surroundings until the chase is over.

Known to the Noongar as gudjelan, it is as at home stalking small animals through the leaf litter of the forest floor as it is winging deftly between tangled branches in aerial pursuit of wrens and silver-eyes. On occasion it will even catch fish."

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald website.

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