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Goshawk

Fauna
Season: All season

Season

All season

Contact

Regionaler Naturpark Pfyn-Finges
Kirchstrasse 6
3970 Salgesch
Tel. +41 (0)27 452 60 60
Fax +41 (0)27 452 60 65

www.pfyn-finges.ch

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - The goshawk is a very agile and powerful flier. The goshawk usually hides away in the woods, but outside the breeding season it can be found in all habitats.

When hunting, it flies low above the ground or the treetops accelerating rapidly and cleverly uses every cover such as uneven ground, bushes and trees to surprise his prey. The goshawk usually hides away in the woods, but outside the breeding season it can be found in all habitats.

Status (in CH): frequent, rare breeding bird, migratory bird and winter visitor.

Features: much larger than the usual sparrowhawk; older birds have narrow grey bans underneath (speckled), younger birds have bright dark-brown stripes; yellow eyes; shrill "gig-gig-gig" call and similar to the buzzard's "i-i-i-i"; flies rapidly, appears suddenly in the woods; the female is larger and more powerful than the male.

(Source: Swiss Ornithological Institute)

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Arrival by public transport

Leuk, Rotafen Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+