Length: 20-30 in Wingspan: 45-55 in Weight: 2-4 lbs
Light overall, especially underneath in flight. Gray streaking on head and barring on wings, with rufous shoulder and thighs.
Range map by Neotropical Birds
The Ferruginous Hawk, named for its rust-colored shoulders and thighs, is the largest Buteo hawk in North America, and is outsized worldwide only by the Upland Buzzard of Asia, which may be a relative from the time of the Alaska-Siberia land bridge.
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