The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is studying the northern goshawk for consideration as a threatened or endangered species.
The agency was ordered by a U.S. District Court in Arizona to reconsider its previous rejection of the species for endangered status.
The goshawk is a large, raven-sized hawk with a long tail and short wings. It has a black head with a broad white stripe over the dark red eye. It has a pale gray breast and a darker gray back. Goshawks fly with several quick beats and a glide.