Wednesday, December 31

Rough-legged Hawk Hovers for the Kill!

Rough-Legged Hawk
Bong Recreational Area, Kenosha Wisconsin

The rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus), also called the rough-legged hawk is a medium-large bird of prey. It is found in Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and Eurasia 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. 
Often hunts by hovering over fields, watching for movement below. Also hunts by watching from a perch, or patrolling low over ground. -wiki

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