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Rough-legged Hawk
(Buteo lagopus)

Rough-legged Hawk
Photo credit: USFWS
Rough-legged Hawk Information

Length: 19 - 24"

Breeding: Open tundra and open mountainous areas. Prefers habitat with cliffs or rocky areas for nesting.

Winter:  Farmland, marshes, dunes, and other open country. Can sometimes be found roosting in open coniferous woodlands.

 Mostly small mammals such as mice, voles, and lemmings; sometimes, small rabbits; birds, insects, some carrion.
Identification tips for the Rough-legged Hawk
Calls of the Rough-legged Hawk
Range Map:
(Click map to enlarge.)
       R-Legged Hawk Winter Map USGS  
 Winter Map (CBC)    

Additional photos and information:

Rough-legged Hawk
Information on habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting and migration. Includes range maps and the calls of this bird.
(From Audubon Field Guide)

Photos of Rough-legged Hawk
From Peter LaTourrette's Bird Photo Gallery

Rough-legged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
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