The Northern Goshawk , ''Accipiter gentilis'', is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other diurnal raptors, such as eagles, buzzards and harriers.
It is a widespread species that inhabits the temperate parts of the northern hemisphere. In Europe and North America, where there is only one goshawk, it is often referred to as simply the "Goshawk". It is mainly resident, but birds from colder regions migrate south for the winter. In North America,.. more