Northern goshawk
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Accipiter
Species: Accipiter gentilis

The northern goshawk (accipiter gentilis) is a bird of prey found in Europe, North America and Asia. 

Description Edit

The goshawk looks like a very big sparrowhawk. The female is bigger than the male and has gray-brown upperparts. While the male has dark gray upperparts. Both have whitish, black-barred underparts, black bill with yellow cere and strong, yellow legs. Like sparrowhawks, goshawks have short wings and long tail, but the goshawk's wingtip is more pointed than the sparrowhawk's.

Goshawk distribution


Behaviour Edit

Goshawks live in woodlands where they hunt birds like jays, ducks and pheasants, and mammals like hares, rabbits and mice. They nest on trees. The nest is made of twigs.

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