This adult Pacific Baza was rescued by a member of the public after being found sitting disorientated in the middle of the road. It was taken to the vet and after a thorough examination with x-rays and eyes checked, it was diagnosed as only suffering from concussion. After a few days rest with fluids and food it was released back where it was found.
Pacific Bazas are Australia’s only crested hawk. They are found mainly in coastal and sub-coastal areas of northern and eastern Australia, and only recently have been seen in greater numbers around the Southern Highlands. They are gentle raptors who feed on large insects and occasionally frogs, lizards and native figs.