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Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Eurasian Goshawk, American Goshawk
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Edosaki, Chiba Prefecture, Japan - Nov 15, 2003 © William Hull  Kasai Rinkan Koen, Tokyo, Japan - Mar 24, 2005 © William Hull  Location unknown - Date unknown Courtesy of Phil Detrich/USFWS  Tower Mountain, Spokane County, Washington, USA - Jan 22, 2004 © Michael Woodruff  Tower Mountain, Spokane County, Washington, USA - Dec 2, 2003 © Michael Woodruff 
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Fragmented distribution;
(1) N. Scandinavia from Sweden to the Lena River in n. Russia.
(2) Europe in the British Isles s. to n. Mediterranean region, n. Morocco, Turkey, sw. Russia (Transcaucasas and s. Urals) and n. Iran.
(3) Corsica and Sardinia.
(4) Se. Russia from the Ural Mountains across s. Siberia from the Altai e. to Ussuriland, Amurland, Sakhalin and Kuril Is. s. to se. Tibet, nw. and c. China (Sinkiang, Kansu, Tsinghai, n. Szechwan and probably n. Yunnan and n. Manchuria in Heilungkiang), Mongolia.
(5) Japan (Hokkaido and Honshu).
(6) Ne. Siberia to Kolyma River and Kamchatka.
Winters s. to c. Europe and c. Asia s. to n. Africa, Arabia, c. India, n. se. Asia, Taiwan and Bonnin Is.
(7) N. North America from w. and c. Alaska, n. Yukon, w. and s. Mackenzie and ne. Manitoba e. to across n. Canada to Labrador, Newfoundland and s. to s. Alaska from the base of the Alaskan Peninsula to c. California, s. Nevada, se. Arizona, s. New Mexico and the e. foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Black Hills of sw. South Dakota, s. Alberta, c. Saskatchewan, s. Manitoba, n. Minnesota, c. Michigan, West Virginia, Maryland, e. Kentucky, e. Tennessee and w. North Carolinas. W. Mexico (Jalisco).
(8) W. Canada (Queen Charlotte and Vancouver Is., British Columbia).
Winters s. to s. United States and n. Mexico.
North American n. of Mexican border
Summer: ALK, YUK, w. and s. NWT (MAC), BCO, ALB, SAS, s. KEE, MAN, ONT, nc. QUE, LAB, NFD, NBR, NSC, PEI s. in the w. United States in the mountains in WAS, IDH, w. MON, WYO, wc. ORG, n. and ne. CAL, ne. NEV, UTH, c. COL, n. and e. ARZ, nw. NMX and in the e. United States in ne. MIN, ex. n. WIS, n. MIC, n. PEN, NYK, ex. nw. NJY, nw. CNT, w. MAS, VMT, NHP, MAE;
Winter: ALK, YUK, w. and s. NWT (MAC), BCO, ALB, ex. s. SAS, ex. s. MAN, ex. s. QUE, se. NBR, PEI, NSC s. in United States to WAS, ORG, n. CAL, IDH, NEV, MON, WYO, COL, UTH, ARZ, NMX, w. TEX, NDK, SDK, NEB, OKA, KAN, MIN, IWA, sc. MOU, s. ILL, WIS, MIC, IND, ex. nc KTY, w. OHO, PEN, ne. WVA, MYD, DEL, NJY, NYK, CNT, VMT, NHP, MAS, RID, MAE.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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