Ferruginous Hawk

Buteo regalis

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

FEHA

Code 6

BUTREG

ITIS

HEAD

Ferruginous Hawk Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Changing from gray in nestlings through buff yellow to chestnut in breeding adults.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White to pale gray.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: Gray

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BODY

Ferruginous Hawk Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 56-71 cm (22-28 in)
  • Weight: 1043 g (36.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: White with red-brown streaking.
  • Upperparts: Pale or dark brown.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Solid, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded, Spotted or speckled, Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Solid

FLIGHT

Ferruginous Hawk Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals., Alternates several deep flaps with glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 142 cm (56 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Brown with white band.
  • Upper Tail: White with pale brown barring.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Dark feathered, yellow legs
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