Northern Goshawk
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Superorder: Accipitrimorphae
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Accipitrinae
Tribe: Accipitrini
Genus: Astur
Species: A. gentilis
Binomial name
Astur gentilis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Range of A. gentilis      Breeding range     Year-round range     Wintering range

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



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.


  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 on 7 September 2017).
  3. ^ "Astur gentilis schvedowi AVIS-IBIS". 

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