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Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk)

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The northern goshawk /ˈɡɒs.hɔːk/ (Old English: gōsheafoc, "goose-hawk"), Accipiter gentilis, is a medium-large raptor in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other diurnal raptors, such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. As a species in the Accipiter genus, the goshawk is often considered a true "hawk". The scientific name is Latin; Accipiter is "hawk", from accipere, "to grasp", and gentilis is "noble" or "gentle" because in the Middle Ages only the nobility were permitted to fly goshawks for falconry. The goshawk features in the crest of the Drummond Clan.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
24
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.50842
EDGE Score: 2.35218

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.258 lbs (1.024 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  67 grams
Female Weight [1]  2.507 lbs (1.137 kg)
Male Weight [1]  2.011 lbs (912 g)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  24.7 %
Breeding Habitat [2]  Forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Northern U.S./Canada
Wintering Habitat [2]  Forests
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [4]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [4]  90 %
Forages - Ground [4]  100 %
Female Maturity [5]  1 year
Male Maturity [5]  2 years
Clutch Size [6]  4
Clutches / Year [5]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  420,000
Incubation [5]  33 days
Maximum Longevity [5]  20 years
Wing Span [7]  3.51 feet (1.07 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Mount Arcosu Italy B2, C6
Mount Ferru of Tertenia Italy A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Mount Sette Fratelli and Sarrabus Italy B2, B3, C6
Orosei Gulf, Supramonte and Gennargentu Italy A1, A3, A4ii, B1i, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6

Biodiversity Hotspots

Emblem of

Punjab (India)

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk)[8]

Providers

Shelter 
Picea abies (Norway spruce)[12]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

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2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9Neotoma cinerea, Felisa A. Smith, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 564, pp. 1-8 (1997)
10Prey Abundance, Space Use, Demography, and Foraging Habitat of Northern Goshawks in Western Washington, Thomas David Bloxton, Jr., University of Washington 2002
11Spermophilus saturatus, Stephan C. Trombulak, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 322, pp. 1-4 (1988)
12Ecology of Commanster
13Tornberg, Risto, Pekka Helle, and Erkki Korpimaki. "Vulnerability of black grouse hens to goshawk predation: result of food supply or predation facilitation?" Oecologia 166.3 (2011): 577+. Academic OneFile. Web. 15 July 2014.
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19Sciurus niger, John L. Koprowski, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 479, pp. 1-9 (1994)
20Tamias amoenus, Dallas A. Sutton, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 390, pp. 1-8 (1992)
21Tamias umbrinus (Rodentia: Sciuridae), JANET K. BRAUN, AUBREY A. JOHNSON, AND MICHAEL A. MARES, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 43(889):216–227 (2011)
22Spermophilus brunneus, Eric Yensen and Paul W. Sherman, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 560, pp. 1-5 (1997)
23Spermophilus columbianus, Charles L. Elliott and Jerran T. Flinders, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 372, pp. 1-9 (1991)
24Spermophilus elegans, David A. Zegers, Mammalian Species No. 214, pp. 1-7 (1984)
25Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
26International Flea Database
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