Uncommon, bulky, forest-dwelling hawk. Adults are distinctive if seen well: overall gray, paler below, blackish crown and cheek, white eyebrow, and red eye. Immature very similar to Cooper's Hawk, but larger and broader-winged with a more prominent white eyebrow, heavier streaking below, and typically streaked undertail coverts. Cooper's Hawk is always more likely in suburban areas; goshawk typically requires extensive mature forest. Very aggressive around nest. Feeds on large prey such as hares and grouse.