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Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis ORDER: ACCIPITRIFORMES FAMILY: ACCIPITRIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A powerful raptor of northern forests, the Northern Goshawk is the largest North American accipiter. It maneuvers through dense woods, taking prey as small as squirrels and as large as grouse, crows, and snowshoe hare.

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Calls

  • Near Nest
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Mostly silent. Sometimes issues a plaintive wail or, when alarmed, an agitated series of brief, high syllables.

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