FEATHERY FRIDAY #51
We’re off to the forests of Canada today to meet a member of the raptor family! These gorgeous birds can be hard to spot, so you’ll need your best observation skills! Are you ready? Let’s meet…
MEET THE NORTHERN GOSHAWK!
Diet: Carnivore: birds, small mammals
Length/Weight: 19-28”/ 2 ¼-3 ¼ lbs
Conservation Status: common
- Northern Goshawks are raptors.
- They have long tails.
- Northern Goshawks coloration varies by the region that they live in.
- Female Northern Goshawks are larger than males.
- They are very territorial.
- Northern Goshawks are shy and secretive.
- They can reach high speeds when flying.
Northern Goshawks are very majestic birds. They are often used in falconry too. We love raptors as a group, because they are so awesome!