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Northern goshawk (juvenile)
Accipiter gentilis


Size: 21 inches
Overall Color: buff and dark tan and gray
Occurrence: coniferous or mixed forest
Diet: small birds
Nest: platform of sticks in tree
Field Identification: medium sized buff and dark brown streaked hawk with barred tail, black hooked beak, brown and buff streaked breast, yellowish feet
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Falconiformes
Family: 23 Accipitridae (hawks,kites,eagles,osprey)
Genus: Accipiter
Species: gentilis

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