The Northern Goshawk (pronounced gos-hork) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. This is the same family that contains the eagle, the buzzard, and the harrier. Northern Goshawks inhabit the temperate areas of the northern hemisphere, but goshawks can be found in the southern hemisphere as well. There are many different species of goshawk.
In the Runaway Kids universe, all goshawks are Wild Dwellers with an abnormally strong sense of direction. Although they are not Surface Dwellers and are not permitted to be Runaway Kids captains, goshawks can be captains of Blood Ships. Blood Ships are illegal vessels that transport criminals and traders from port-to-port.