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Bird of the Month - Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis
Goshawk. Photograph by Chris Knights
UK Conservation Status: green
Number In Britain: 400 pairs
Maximum recorded age: 18 years 8 months 27 days (Recorded in 2009)
Habitat: Forest & open wood
Diet: Birds and mammals
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Whooper Swan. Photograph by Jill Pakenham

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