A true bird of the tundra, the rough-legged hawk
is only a winter visitor.
Other changes in cliff-nesting raptor occurrence included a decrease in occupied Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) territories from four in 1977 to one in 1979 and two in 2008, a decrease in Rough-legged Hawk
(Buteo lagopus) nests from one in 1979 (none in 1977) to none in 2008, and increases in Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) nests, from two in 1977 and 1979 to five in 2008.
3), 3 Swainson's Hawks (Buteo swainsoni), 2 Ferruginous Hawks (Buteo regalis), 1 Rough-legged Hawk
(Buteo lagopus), and 1 Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) to the test enclosure (n = 17; Table 1).
The bird lived in an enclosure with another adult red-tailed hawk and an adult rough-legged hawk
(Buteo lagopus), both of which were healthy at that time.
elegans in our study system (see Table 2): Brewer's blackbird, raven, common crow, sharp-shinned hawk, harrier or rough-legged hawk
, and sandhill crane.
A rough-legged hawk
comes sailing over the meadow ahead.
(Butea lagopus), The Birds of North America Online (Poole A, Ed.
While large tropical eagles impress with their strength and size, migratory hawks, such as the Rough-legged Hawk
, are spectacular flying machines.
Muscovy duck Cairina moschata Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Greater scaup Aythya marila Tufted duck Aythya fuligula Common merganser Mergus merganser Smew Mergus albellus Falconiformes Common buzzard Buteo buteo Rough-legged hawk
Buteo lagopus Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus Galliformes Common peafowl Pavo cristatus Domestic chicken Gallus gallus Charadriiformes (herring gull) Larus argentatus Strigiformes (eagle owl) Bubo bubo Passeriformes (Eurasian magpie) Pica pica All birds No.
Data from the Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for the Rough-legged Hawk
(Buteo lagopus) population in Colorado were analyzed for the years 1980 to 2000.
Look for the soaring rough-legged hawk
and the hovering kestrel as each hunts for ground squirrels and other rodents.
The others, from the west around to the south, were Rough-Legged Hawk
, Fish Hawk, Marsh Hawk, Hummingbird, Swallowtail Kite, and White-Throated Swift.