Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Attacks Waterbirds at Sea

Anthony J. Gaston


A Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) was twice observed hunting over the sea, close to shore, for small grebes (Podiceps spp.). Neither predation attempt was successful. Attacks on marine birds on the sea by goshawks are very rarely reported.


Northern Goshawk; Accipiter gentilis; grebe; Podiceps; predation

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