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                                                         State Bird Of Punjab

Northern Goshawk (Accipeter gentillis)

General Characteristics :

                Male                         Female

Body Length:      49–57 cm/19–22 inch            58–64 cm /23–25 inch

Wingspan:          93–105 cm /37–41 inch         108–127 cm /43–50 inch 

Weight:              630 grams /22 oz                  2 kg / 4.4 lb.

  • Northern Goshawk (Accipeter gentillis) commonly known as Baaz.

 

 

  • Goshawk is the largest member of the genus Accipiter.

 

  • The male bird is small and blue-grey in colour above & barred grey below while female is larger than male and slate-grey in colour above and grey below.

 

  • The flight is a characteristic “five slow flaps – straight glide”.