rough-legged hawk

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Synonyms for rough-legged hawk

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

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We found more Golden Eagle and Peregrine Falcon nests along the Ungalik River than were found on either earlier survey, but fewer Gyrfalcon and Rough-legged Hawk nests.
Perch location Supplemental Shielded Control Total perch crossarm crossarm perches Species n Count % Count % Count % Count Ferruginous Hawk 2 7 24 0 0 22 76 29 Rough-legged Hawk 1 5 56 0 0 4 44 9 Red-tailed Hawk 10 130 67 6 3 59 30 195 Swainson's Hawk 3 26 65 4 10 10 25 40 Turkey Vulture 1 18 86 0 0 3 14 21 Total 17 186 63 10 3 98 33 294
In that column 15, 16, and 17 denote, respectively, Turkey vulture, Double-crested cormorant, and Rough-legged hawk.
I sighted 382 total birds; red-tailed (Buteo jamaicensis) and rough-legged hawks (B.
The Rough-legged Hawk lives in the Arctic tundra, and the Harris' Hawk lives in hot deserts.
Rough-Legged Hawk gave him a song that made him invulnerable from the top of his head to the soles of his feet, then uttered a rolling sound, like the thunder that breaks in the clouds and makes the earth tremble.
Mortality attributed to predators, principally red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), was sufficient and necessary to explain summer population declines of adult microtines, but the fates of subadults remained unclear (Reid et al.
With luck, maybe even a snowy owl or rough-legged hawk.
This study corroborated the reports by Turner (1885) and Manning (1949) that the rough-legged hawk was one of the abundant birds of prey on the peninsula.
Twelve species apparently occurred between 1900 and 1950 that have not been reported since 1950: Pacific loon, yellow-billed loon, king eider, rough-legged hawk, merlin, whooping crane, red-necked phalarope, red phalarope, snowy owl, short-eared owl, common raven, and Brewer's blackbird.
Key words: rough-legged hawk, Buteo lagopus Pontoppidan, breeding distribution, clear-cut, irruption, nomadism, Newfoundland, predator-prey cycles
Raptors: bald eagle, 1; sharp-shinned hawk, 1; Cooper's hawk, 3; northern goshawk, 1; red-tailed hawk, 47; rough-legged hawk (remarkable), 1; merlin, 1; peregrine falcon, 1.
Vokey estimates that more than 5,000 visitors will pass through the area between January and March to see the eagles and other popular winter birds such as the snowy owl, the short-eared owl and the rough-legged hawk.
Join a caravan along country roads in Kane County, looking for snow buntings, horned larks, Lapland longspurs and rough-legged hawks.
In addition, we may periodically see other rare northern migrants like the great gray, boreal, hawk and long-eared owls, as well as gyrfalcons and rough-legged hawks.