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Northern Goshawk

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Northern Goshawk
File:Northern Goshawk ad M2.png
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Telluraves
Clade: Afroaves
Superorder: Accipitrimorphae
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Accipitrinae
Tribe: Accipitrini
Genus: Astur
Species: A. gentilis
Binomial name
Astur gentilis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Astur gentilis albidus
  • Astur gentilis apache
  • Astur gentilis arrigonii
  • Astur gentilis atricapillus
  • Astur gentilis buteoides
  • Astur gentilis fujiyamae
  • Astur gentilis gentilis
  • Astur gentilis laingi
  • Astyr gentilis marginatus
  • Astur gentilis schvedowi (Eastern Goshawk)[2]
File:Accipiter gentilis map.svg
Range of A. gentilis      Breeding range     Year-round range     Wintering range

Accipiter gentilis


Other names



The northern Goshawk, similar to it's relative the Sparrowhawk has broad, blunted wings and a rather fierce looking expression. They can be hard to see being secretive birds.

Similar species



Goshawks are perfectly adapted to their habitat. Living in woodlands they must be quick and fast, able to dodge around obstacles and react speedily. This they can do, and their shape is perfect for speed and agility.





The Goshawk is a bird of forests and woodland but can be found over grassland occasionaly. They are secretive birds which is why they prefer living in woods.


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