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Northern Goshawk
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Adult
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Afroaves
Superorder: Accipitrimorphae
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Accipitrinae
Tribe: Accipitrini
Genus: Astur
Species: A. gentilis
Binomial name
Astur gentilis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies
File:Accipiter gentilis map.svg
Range of A. gentilis      Breeding range     Year-round range     Wintering range
Synonyms

Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk or just Goshawk, Astur gentilis is a species of raptor in the Accipitrini tribe. It forms a species-group with Henst's Goshawk, Astur henstii, Black Sparrowhawk, Astur melanoleucus and Meyer's Goshawk, Astur meyeri.[2]

Other names

Goshawk

Description

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

Sparrowhawk

Behaviour

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.

Diet

Calls

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

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.

References

  1. ^ "Accipiter gentilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Orta, J. & Marks, J.S. (2017). Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/53089 on 7 September 2017).
  3. ^ "Astur gentilis schvedowi AVIS-IBIS". 

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