Accipiter gentilis


48cm to 62cm


135cm to 165cm


600g to 2kg


About the Goshawk

The goshawk is a large member of the hawk family and can be comparable size-wise to a buzzard, although goshawks are ever so slightly smaller.

They have white eyebrows, red eyes and a relatively menacing expression when you see them up close. The large wings mean they are capable of reaching high speeds, which is useful when hunting. Goshawks are effectively able to catch prey in flight due to their long talons and legs.

Females are generally much larger than the males.

What does a Goshawk eat?

Their diets mainly consist of mammals and other birds.

Other birds in the Kites, hawks and eagles family