Brown GoshawkScientific name: Accipiter fasciatus

Meaning of name: Accipiter is Latin for hawk. Fasciatus is Latin for banded.

Aboriginal name: Djildjil (chill’chill).

Distribution: Widespread across Australia but absent from the sandy deserts.

Description: Up to 55cm long with a 95cm wingspan.


References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2