Rough-legged buzzard

Rough-legged buzzard

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Buteo lagopus
WEIGHT
745-1380 g
LENGTH
46-59 cm
WINGSPAN
122-143 cm

The rough-legged buzzard or rough-legged hawk is a medium-large bird of prey. It is found in Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America, Europe, and Russia during the breeding season and migrates south for the winter. It was traditionally also known as the rough-legged falcon in such works as John James Audubon's The Birds of America. Nests are typically located on cliffs, bluffs or in trees. Clutch sizes are variable with food availability, but three to five eggs are usually laid. These hawks hunt over open land, feeding primarily on small mammals. Along with the kestrels, kites, and osprey, this is one of the few birds of prey to hover regularly.

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Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

Gl

Gliding

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Co

Congregatory

Mo

Monogamy

Mi

Migrating

R

starts with

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT AGE
55 to 70 days

References

1. Rough-legged buzzard Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough-legged_buzzard
2. Rough-legged buzzard on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22695973/93536293
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/691203

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