rough-legged hawk

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rough-leg·ged hawk

A large hawk (Buteo lagopus) that breeds in the Arctic and ranges into North America and northern Eurasia. It has whitish feathers covering the legs.

rough′-leg`ged hawk′

a large hawk, Buteo lagopus, of the Northern Hemisphere, with feathered legs and a white tail with a broad black band.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.rough-legged hawk - large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmersrough-legged hawk - large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Buteo, genus Buteo - broad-winged soaring hawks
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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.
A rough-legged hawk comes sailing over the meadow ahead.
Rough-legged hawk (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.
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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.
First known specimen of a hybrid Buteo: Swainson's Hawk (Butea swainsoni) x Rough-legged Hawk (B.
It is a juvenile male, has feathered tarsi and mostly dark carpal patches, was collected near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was identified as a Rough-legged Hawk (B.
Raptors: bald eagle, 1; sharp-shinned hawk, 1; Cooper's hawk, 3; northern goshawk, 1; red-tailed hawk, 47; rough-legged hawk (remarkable), 1; merlin, 1; peregrine falcon, 1.
Vokey estimates that more than 5,000 visitors will pass through the area between January and March to see the eagles and other popular winter birds such as the snowy owl, the short-eared owl and the rough-legged hawk.
In addition, we may periodically see other rare northern migrants like the great gray, boreal, hawk and long-eared owls, as well as gyrfalcons and rough-legged hawks.