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Red Goshawk

Red Goshawk

Status: Vulnerable
Classification: Birds
Scientific Name: Erythrotriorchis radiatus

Red goshawk is found along the north-eastern coast of Australia and in the northern parts of Queensland, Western Australia and Northern territory however they are very rare in New South Wales.

The Red Goshawk

Red goshawks feed on other birds such as cockatoos and ducks. They also like small mammals and reptiles. It is possible that most goshawks are threatened by the chemicals contained in the bodies of animals they eat.

These chemicals often cause the bird's eggs to have very thin shells so that the baby birds die before they hatch. Goshawk are barely seen in areas where there are many houses. They only survive in areas with bushland.

 
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