Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Falconiformes > Family: Accipitridae > Genus: Accipiter > Species: Accipiter gentilis arrigonii

Goshawk (Corsican-Sardinian subspecies) - Accipiter gentilis arrigonii (Kleinschmidt, 1903)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 6 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 30 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Accipiter gentilis
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A400


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Falconiformes)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Accipitridae)
Memorandum of understanding on the conservation of migratory birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia - under Bonn Convention (MoU Raptors)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (Falconiformes spp.)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Açor (subespécie da Córsega e Serdenha) Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Astore (sottospecie di Corsica-Sardegna) Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Autour des palombes (sous-espèce de Corse-Sardaigne) French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Azor de Córcega y Cerdeña Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Duehøg (korsikansk-sardinsk underart) Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Duvhök (underart från Korsika och Sardinien) Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Goshawk (Corsican-Sardinian subspecies) English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Habicht (Unterart auf Korsika-Sardinien) German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Havik (ondersoort van Corsica-Sardiniè) Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kanahaukka (alalaji Korsika ja Sardinia) Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
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ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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1050 Copenhagen K
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