Species Details


Northern Goshawk Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Accipiter gentilis
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forests, Villages
Description : Northern Goshawk is a powerful grey-brown raptor with a short rounded wings and a longish tail.Male is smaller than female.Their upperparts:Grey brown and underparts:fine dark bars.It has prominent grey crown,nape and dark slaty-bill,has lemon or golden-yellow to red irises and yellow legs and feet.Juvenile appear as brown above and buff underparts with heavy dark streaks. The northern goshawk is a solitary or pair-dwelling bird species known for its territorial behavior. They vigorously defend their home ranges through display flights and, if necessary, physical fights.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: vetfred(www.inaturalist.org/people/ vetfred),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;bird song owner:Greg McLachlan(www.xeno-canto.org/Greg McLachlan), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.