Northern Goshawk

The northern goshawk is the largest of the North American "true hawks". The name “”goshawk”” is a traditional name from Anglo-Saxon gōshafoc, literally “”goose hawk””. The name implies prowess against larger quarry such as geese, but Northern Goshawks were also flown against crane species and other large water birds in ancient falconry. Atilla the Hun wore an image of a Northern Goshawk on his helmet. Threatened by logging of old growth forests.