Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) | Avelgood Apps

The Wooded Warbler is a small songbird

Habitat and Distribution

Northen Goshawks seem to thrive in areas with mature, old-growth woods and are typically found where human activity is relatively low.


The bird preys on pigeons and doves, pheasants, partridges, grouse, gulls, assorted waders, woodpeckers, corvids, waterfowl. Also mammals such as rabbits, voles, squirrels, rats, chipmunks, weasels.


Breeding begins in April. The nests are bulky structures , often measuring about 1m in width and depth. It is placed usually in mature, old growth forest trees. One to five eggs may be laid at 2 to 3 day intervals. The eggs are bluish-white and roughly-textured. The incubation period can range from 28 to 38 days.

Calls and Songs

Nestling goshawks are highly vocal. They may use a whistle-beg call as a plea for food. It begins as a ke-ke-ke noise, and progresses to a kakking sound.

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