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Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), Las Cienegas Grasslands, Santa Cruz County

This Rough-legged Hawk was photographed by Julie Battiste on 01 December 2018

One of two present in this area. The first was found by Brian Nicholas on 27 November 2018 and by Tim Burkhardt on 29 November 2018.

Rare but usually annual in SE AZ.

A highly variable buteo with light and dark morphs. Light morphs have white tail with dark subterminal band, pale head, dark squarish carpal patch, and dark belly. They also have very small bills and fully feathered legs


01 December 2018, photo by Julie Battiste

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Submitted on 02 December 2018

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