The Brown Goshawk is a robust predator of vertebrates, such as young rabbits and birds. Their prey is usually less than 500g but occasionally up to 1kg. They also take arthropods and carrion. They breed as solitary pairs in spring and early summer. The nest is a platform of sticks; the clutch size is usually three eggs with an average of 1.6 to 1.7 surviving to fledging. The species is partly migratory in the south, moving to northern areas of Australia in the winter months.

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