Scientific name: Accipiter gentilis
Known as the phantom of the forest, goshawks can fly through the trees at up to 40km per hour as they hunt birds and small mammals.
StatisticsLength: 49-56cm (male). 58-64cm (female)
Wingspan: 90-105cm (male), 108-120cm (female)
Weight: 850g (male), 1.5kg (female)
Average lifespan: 7 years
Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015). Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.