Sexes differ markedly in size; male smaller than the female. Very slightly forked tail, distinct pale rufous collar on hindneck, feet have very long middle toe.
Woodland Forest Wetlands, Wooded country; open forest; inland waters and fringing forests. Most characteristic habitat is timbered gorges in inland and Northern australia where pools attract birds.
September to December, 2 to 4; dull white or bluish-white sometimes spotted. Incubation period 3 wks by female only, fledge in 4 wks.
Kakadu National Park
Carnivore, Small birds; mammals; reptiles; insects.
|| Collared Sparrowhawk
|| Accipiter cirrhocephalus
|| Least Concern
|| 300 - 400 mm, span up to 760 mm.
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