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Rough-legged Hawk

Buteo Lagopus


A hawk of the North, the Rough-legged Hawk breeds in Arctic tundra and taiga regions around the northern hemisphere. Both dark and light forms are common, with many birds intermediate between the extremes.


Rural neighborhood near farmland


This is the first rough-legged hawk I've ever seen! So, even though the pictures are blurry, I wanted to share!

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Lukas Ferrenburg
Lukas Ferrenburg 10 years ago

Great series Emily!

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thanks! Project Noah isn't working for me tonight! I haven't been able to upload anything since this post! I have like, 10 drafts, I'm calling it quits for tonight!

ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Awwww...those are wonderful!! But I think your download got messed location or description...???

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Brighton, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Dec 28, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012

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