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Does vegetation structure limit the distribution of Northern Goshawks in the Oregon Coast ranges?

Journal of Raptor Research

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Abstract

Northern Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) breed in a variety of forested areas throughout the Pacific Northwest. Nevertheless, they were only first found breeding in the Coast Ranges of Oregon in 1995, despite apparently suitable habitat and abundant prey. We document the rarity of goshawks in the Coast Ranges by reviewing previous and current survey results for nests of goshawks and other forest birds since the 1960s, examining sightings of goshawks since 1980 and reporting on a survey we conducted in 1994. We suggest that nesting goshawks are rare in the Coast Ranges because of the vegetative structure of the area and its influence on prey availability. ?? 1997 The Raptor Research Foundation, Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Does vegetation structure limit the distribution of Northern Goshawks in the Oregon Coast ranges?
Series title:
Journal of Raptor Research
Volume
31
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Raptor Research
First page:
34
Last page:
39
Number of Pages:
6