Buteo lagopus

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Synonyms for Buteo lagopus

large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers

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Fly-by bird of the week was a Rough-legged Buzzard photographed in north Anglesey last week.
This bird may have been part of an influx last week that brought a rough-legged buzzard to the marshes, the first in Lancashire since 1995, but typically that most elusive of winter visitors was nowhere to be seen as I pushed on through the wet grass.
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
A number of Rough-legged Buzzards have arrived in Britain, as they do when there is a plentiful supply of Lemmings - their prey - in the Arctic.