Middle English goshaukfrom Old English gōshafocgōsgoosegoosehafochawkhawk1
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old English gōshafoc (“goose hawk”), from gōs (“goose”) and hafoc (“hawk”). Compare also Old Norse gáshaukr and Late Middle English gosling. The bird gets its name from the fact that the species are hawks that were alleged to prey on geese.
Goshawk Sentence Examples
Other birds of prey include peregrine, goshawk, merlin and barn owl.
We also saw Cloven-feathered Dove and perched goshawk here.
Nova Oblata, 1204: the M of Wix owed an untrained goshawk (PR, 6 John, p. 32 ).
A juvenile Gabar goshawk came hurtling past one of the vehicles to perch on top of an acacia.