Hawks have short, usually-rounded broad wings, and long tails. Both the Sparrowhawk and the Goshawk live year-round across all of Europe.
Accipiter gentilis – Autour des palombes
The Goshawk is very similar to the Sparrowhawk, but almost twice as big.
It differs from the Sparrowhawk also with a long pale stripe above the eye. It has shorter wings than buzzards, eagles, harriers and kites; the tail shorter than harriers and kites, but longer than buzzards and eagles.
Forests of all kinds.
Accipiter nisus – Epervier d'Europe
The male Sparrowhawk is very dark grey, and the female a lighter grey. Both have barred underparts, the male rufous and the female grey-brown.
Prefers woods or wooded areas with fields.