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Rough-legged Buzzard

(Buteo lagopus)
Alternate name(s): "Rough-legged Hawk"; misnomer: "Rough-legged Falcon"
German name(s): "Raufußbussard"

Size: 49-59 cm; wing span 1.25-1.5 m
Weight: 600-1660 g (females heavier than males)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Rough-legged Buzzard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "lagopus"

ADULT

MALE

Lateral view of a Rough-legged Buzzard (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

Rough-legged Buzzard landing on its perch; the dangling right leg is clearly feathered to the base of the foot (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

Rough-legged Buzzard launching itself into the air (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

Rough-legged Buzzard in flight seen from underneath; note the near-white centre of the belly and the two tail bands, which are indicative of a male (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

Rough-legged Buzzard in flight seen from above (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Between Lomza and Wizna, Podlachia, Poland, January 2016]

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