Tag: Northern Goshawk

Ecology of the Northern Goshawk in Fennoscandia

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Science Article 2 abstract Delayed density-dependent mortality induced by delayed numerical response of predators can drive prey populations to fluctuate in high-amplitude cycles. We studied numerical response of goshawks Accipiter gentilis to varying densities of their main prey (forest grouse) in western Finland during 1979_/1996. Occupancy rate of goshawk territories tracked […]

Age-dependent diet choice in an aviantop predator

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Science Article 3 abstract Age-dependent breeding performance is arguably one of the best-documented phenomena in ornithology.The existence of age-related trends has major implications for life-history theory, but the proximatereasons for these patterns remain poorly understood. It has been proposed that poor breeding performanceof young individuals might reflect lack of foraging skills.We […]

Northern Goshawk Diet During the Nesting Season inSoutheast Alaska

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Science Article 6 abstract Northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis; hereafter, goshawks) occurthroughout forests of North America and have received muchattention as a target species for management (Reynolds et al. 1992,Iverson et al. 1996, Andersen et al. 2003). Goshawks nest in foreststands with high timber volumes and dense overstory canopiesabove relatively open understories […]

Home range size, habitat use, activity patterns and hunting behaviour of urban-breeding Northern Goshawks Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Science Article 4 abstract The Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis typically prefers woodland habitat for nesting and hunting. In recent decades, however, the species has started colonising urban environments across Europe. Here I present the first study on the ranging behaviour of urban-breeding Goshawks. Each year from 1997 to 1999, I tracked […]

Site-specific variation in partial brood loss in northern goshawks

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Science Article 1 abstract While many studies have shown that patterns of partial brood loss often differ with offspring sex, food availability or between years, the question of whether family-size adjustment varies between sites has achieved little attention. I investigated this in Finnish northern goshawks Accipiter gentilis, and found that partial […]

Age at first breeding and fitness in goshawk Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) Science Article 5 abstract Age at first breeding has a large influence on fitness and hence is crucial to the evolution of life-history strategies. Goshawks Accipiter gentilis start breeding aged 1-4 years. Using 30 years of data and both lifetime reproductive success (LRS) and lind as a fitness estimate for 74 […]