Awesome Bazas

After more than three and a half months at Mornington Station, I’ve seen almost all the birds here. It’s been several weeks since I came across a new one (serious withdrawal) so, today, when a pair of Pacific Bazas flew into my fairy-wren territory, it was time to celebrate! A lifer!

A Baza is a small hawk with a crest. These ones were hunting in the outer foliage of paperbark trees, flapping ridiculously as they tried to grab prey with their feet. Definitely the highlight of my morning afield.

3 replies
  1. Noah Strycker
    Noah Strycker says:

    Hey Denise – Bazas are definitely awesome, cool with the crest on the back of their head. Also not very widespread in Australia (only in northern areas) and relatively uncommon.

  2. Denise Hamilton
    Denise Hamilton says:

    Hi again,

    My husband and I did see a couple of these on our trip to OZ, but never any great looks.

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