A report on Northern goshawk and Mistle thrush

Adult in the Kaibab Plateau, Arizona, in a pine tree that typifies the habitat used locally
In Kazakhstan
Juvenile (left) and adult by Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Juvenile in flight, the most likely age and condition to mistake a goshawk for another species
Male (left) passing earthworms to female on nest
An adult goshawk shows its richly streaked plumage.
The mistle thrush derives its English and scientific names from mistletoe, a favourite food.
Large juvenile Cooper's hawks such as this are at times mistaken for a goshawk
A castor bean tick swollen with the blood of its host
Typical adult with a strong brownish-gray cast, from the nominate subspecies, A. g. gentilis
Mistle Thrush and Alpine Chough by Giovanni da Udine
Typical adult from the American subspecies (A. g. atricapillus) showing its strong supercilium, red eyes, black head, and blue-gray back
A captive specimen of whitish large goshawk of Siberian origin, possibly part of A. g. albidus.
Adult goshawks maintain territories with display flights
Goshawks are particularly agile hunters of the woodlands
A juvenile goshawk beginning to pluck its prey, a likely rock dove.
Northern goshawks most often prey on birds, especially in Eurasia
Adult on Corsica with its fresh prey, a common wood pigeon
Hawk and Black-Game (Bruno Liljefors, 1884), a painting of a goshawk at the moment of catching a black grouse
Goshawks sometimes become habitual fowl killers. This juvenile was caught pursuing chickens inside a hen house.
Illustrating a goshawk attempting to catch a rabbit, by G. E. Lodge
Woodpeckers such as northern flickers often fall victim to goshawks
Juvenile in Japan with a young bird prey item
A goshawk preying on a brown rat in a fairly urbanized area.
Chasing an osprey, most likely to rob it of food, but the osprey is even considered possible prey
Illustration of the formidable talons and beak, which are both proportionately large relative to their size, and give them a predatory advantage over many other raptors
Prey selection frequently overlaps between goshawks and American martens, seldom will both species prey on the other
Egg Collection Museum Wiesbaden
Nests are usually large structures placed quite high near the canopy on mature, tall trees, as seen on this birch in Norway
Mother goshawk seldom leaves the nest in either the incubation or the brooding stage, until the young are about 2 weeks
Nestling northern goshawks in Germany
Two juveniles from Pennsylvania after they've become "branchers", or have left the nest but are not yet flying competently
Goshawks may be killed by collisions with man-made objects
Juvenile goshawk from Poland
Falconer's bird in Scotland
Iranian falconer with a trained goshawk

The mistle thrush is predated upon by a wide variety of birds of prey, including the boreal owl, short-eared owl, tawny owl, Ural owl, Eurasian eagle-owl, golden eagle, kestrel, common buzzard, red kite, northern goshawk, peregrine falcon, and sparrowhawk.

- Mistle thrush

Thrush taken have ranged in size from the 26.4 g western bluebird (Sialia mexicana), the smallest bluebird and lightest North American thrush on average, to the 118 g mistle thrush (Turdus viscivorus), Europe's largest thrush.

- Northern goshawk

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