Baking: Rough-Legged Hawk

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Buteo lagopus

Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 50-55 in Weight: 2-3 lbs

Identification:

Light morph is light overall with heavy brown streaking on back and head, brown belly and legs.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

The Rough-Legged Hawk is named for its feathered legs, a feature found on only three species of North American raptor (including Ferruginous Hawk and Golden Eagle).

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References:

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