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.
(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.
First known specimen of a hybrid Buteo: Swainson's Hawk (Butea swainsoni) x Rough-legged Hawk
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
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