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Martin Hughes Games presents the Goshawk. The goshawk is a powerful deep-chested relative of the sparrowhawk.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Martin Hughes Games presents the Goshawk. A favourite bird of Martin Hughes-Games, who is presenting November's 'Tweet of the Day', the goshawk is a powerful deep-chested relative of the sparrowhawk: its name derives from "goose-hawk", though in practice goshawks rarely catch geese - they prefer woodpigeons, rabbits and squirrels. A female goshawk is a hefty bird, as big as a buzzard and much bulkier than her smaller mate.

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Tue 19 May 2020 05:58

Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Image courtesy of Mark Hamblin (rspb-images.com)

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