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Gallery - Birds of Prey-Hawks

[Video clip about Goshawk and Sparrowhawk ID]Goshawk and Sparrowhawk ID

BTO video showing the difference between these beautiful birds


[RSPB green conservation status][More information about Sparrowhawk][shawk6]Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Small woodland hawk that feeds on small birds which it pursues in flight.It never hovers like a Kestrel and will hunt along woodland edges,hedges and even in gardens.Females, being larger,catch prey up to the size of pigeons.


[RSPB green conservation status][More information about Goshawk][goshawk2]Goshawk (Accipter gentilis)

A resident in forests throughout mainland Europe and recently has recolonised some forests in the british Isles. A secretive hunter which catches birds and mammals after a short, fast chase.



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