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A rare species in Dorset but known to have successfully bred at a secret location in the county.

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Common Name Goshawk
Scientific Name Accipiter gentilis
Species Group Birds Raptors
Status Rare
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A bird like a female sparrowhawk but the size of a buzzard 

Identification Notes


  • This is a rare species and statistically you are unlikely to see it but if you do ...

  • Try and get a second opinion if you can and/or try to get the best photograph you can

  • Be sure to report the sighting to the Dorset Bird Club saying where you saw it and why you think it was this species

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