Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
- Largest and swiftest of the Accipiters.
- Mainly native to northern forests.
- Long history as a falconry bird.
- Hunts both feathered and furred quarry.
- Versatile hunter in variety of terrains and climates.
- Often tempermental and difficult to train
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