Adult Rough-legged Buzzard

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Colouring Dark brown upper with pale chest and black lower
Voice Loud, low, plaintive squeal
Feeds on Small mammals, voles and rabbits
Flight Low, elegant with relaxed wingbeats
Nesting Cliff
Social Family Groups
Adult Rough-legged Buzzard
Adult Rough-legged Buzzard
Also Known As ..
Rough-legged Hawk
Page Last Updated 4/13/2018 1:02:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Species Buteo lagopus
Category Birds of Prey
StdName Rough-legged Buzzard
Vital Statistics
Length 40 to 45 cms
Weight 225 to 450 gms
Wingspan 100 to 120 cms
Lifespan 1 to 15 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape Hooked
Tail Length Medium
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States


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