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 31 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

Sitecode Country Site name Action
EE0060271 Estonia Toolse Map
EE0080371 Estonia Kärevere Map
FR9410084 France Vallée de la Restonica Map
FR9410107 France Haute vallée d'Asco, forêt de Tartagine et aiguilles de Popolasca Map
FR9410109 France Aiguilles de Bavella Map
FR9410113 France Forêts Territoriales de Corse Map
FR9412002 France Haute vallée de la Scala di Santa Regina Map
FR9412003 France Cirque de Bonifatu Map
FR9412005 France Haute vallée du Fium Grossu Map
ITB044009 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB022212 Italy Supramonte di Oliena, Orgosolo e Urzulei - Su Sercone Map
ITB021107 Italy Monte Albo Map
ITB023037 Italy Costa e Entroterra di Bosa, Suni e Montresta Map
ITB011102 Italy Catena del Marghine e del Goceano Map
ITB041112 Italy Giara di Gesturi Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
ITB021156 Italy Monte Gonare Map
ITB041106 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli e Sarrabus Map
ITB020041 Italy Entroterra e zona costiera tra Bosa, Capo Marargiu e Porto Tangone Map
ITB043055 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli Map
ITB021101 Italy Altopiano di Campeda Map
ITB020014 Italy Golfo di Orosei Map
ITB020040 Italy Valle del Temo Map
ITB023050 Italy Piana di Semestene, Bonorva, Macomer e Bortigali Map
FR8212012 France Île de la Platière Map
ITB041105 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
ITB023049 Italy Monte Ortobene Map
FR9412008 France Chênaies et pinèdes de Corse Map
ITB020015 Italy Area del Monte Ferru di Tertenia Map
ITB021103 Italy Monti del Gennargentu Map
ITB032240 Italy Castello di Medusa Map

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
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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
Phone: +45 3336 7100