Distribution: scattered all over China except Tibet, North America, Eurasia, North Africa.
Northern Goshawks are 56cm long. They are forest dwellers. Their wings are wide and round, and they are able to quickly turn, twist and coil. They feed on pigeons, birds and small mammals. Living alone, they catch their prey by gliding directly towards them. Sometimes, they hide among the branches to wait for prey.
They receive second grade national protection.