a.1.(Zool.) Having the legs covered with feathers; - said of a bird.
rough-legged hawk
(Zool.) See Roughleg.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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| Less obliging was a probable Rough-legged Buzzard in the Pen-y-pass area of Snowdonia last week.
Join a caravan along country roads in Kane County, looking for snow buntings, horned larks, Lapland longspurs and rough-legged hawks.
Rough-legged hawks are common and can be seen perching on trees and utility poles in winter.
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 prosecution charged Ross with four counts involving red-tailed, Swainson's, rough-legged, and other hawks shot by employees of his pheasant-hunting lodge, ScatterGun.
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.
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.
Up to three rough-legged buzzards, wintering here from arctic regions, were hunting in the dunes nearby - but I didn't manage to see any!
I sighted 382 total birds; red-tailed (Buteo jamaicensis) and rough-legged hawks (B.