Rough-legged Hawk

Buteo lagopus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

RLHA

Code 6

BUTLAG

ITIS

HEAD

Rough-legged Hawk Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Juvenile pale brown, light gray, or yellow becoming dark brown in adults.
  • Head pattern: Streaked
  • Crown Color: White and brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: White with brown streaks.
  • Nape Color: White with brown streaks.
  • Throat Color: White with brown streaks.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Rough-legged Hawk Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Weight: 1376 g (48.57 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White with dark belly band.
  • Upperparts: Dark Brown
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Rough-legged Hawk Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates powerful flaps with glides., Hangs in wind and hovers over one spot.
  • Wingspan Range: 122-142 cm (48-56 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Narrow dark bands.
  • Upper Tail: Pale with dark terminal band.
  • Under Tail: Pale, with dark terminal band.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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