Northern Goshawk (Breeding, FINLAND)
Northern Goshawk (Juvenile)
Northern Goshawk (Juvenile)
Northern Goshawk (Juvenile)
Scientific Name 
Accipiter gentilis
Arabic Name 
Kuwaiti name 
125.0 cm
60.0 cm
Least Concern


Rare passage migrant and winter visitor. The largest of the accipitrine hawks is usually seen singly in a variety of habitat types. It often seeks refuge in dense tree foliage and uses the element of surprise to catch prey.
Where in Kuwait 
Normally only seen singly in areas with suitable habitat from agricultural farms to the desert oasis in the west.
In the world 
It has a large range extending throughout much of North America, Europe and northern Asia and has a stable population. A large and powerful bird of prey, the northern goshawk was traditionally revered as a symbol of strength and it usually hunts from a well-concealed perch taking a variety of small and medium-sized birds and mammals.
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting.