- Circus cyaneus
- Birds of Prey
The Northern Goshawk is a the largest bird of prey in the Accipiter family. The family includes Cooper's Hawks, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, and others. Their range includes much of the northern hemisphere.
Female Northern Goshawks are significantly larger than males. Both adults have white eye stripes and older birds develop red-orange eyes.
Goshawks are known for their extremely fierce territorial defense. They will visciously attack nest intruders, including humans or bears.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 26 November 2011|
|Scientific Name||Accipiter gentilis|
|Birdorable Family||Birds of Prey|
(as of 28 March 2017)
18 to 25 inches
35 to 50 inches
18 to 80 ounces
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia North America Arctic|