Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) - Threatened (federally)

Adult goshawks are dark slate gray above with pale gray barred underparts. They have a dark head with a wide white stripe over the eye; the eye is orange to red. Immatures are brown and streaky, with narrow dark bands in the tail. They have an indistinct pale eyebrow stripe and yellow eyes.

Canadian Population: 1,000

Threats to this Species: 

Fun Fact: The lifespan of the northern goshawk is up to 11 years in the wild, and up to 27 years in captivity.




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Species descriptions are from the Species at Risk in Ontario website.