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Ferruginous Hawk

Buteo regalis
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Length: 23 in. (58 cm )
One of the largest of our soaring hawks, this species occupies open prairies, grasslands and in the winter agricultural fields. It frequently perches on telephone poles or the top of an isolated tree, but, unlike most other large hawks, it also regularly stands on the ground. It feeds mostly on small mammals and the occasional lizard, snake or large insect. Its bulky nest is placed in the top of an isolated tree and made of large sticks and lined with grass and roots.

The four-digit banding code is FEHA.

Male | Oliver Niehuis


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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Ferruginous Hawk
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 12, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ferruginous-hawk

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Ferruginous Hawk. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 12, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ferruginous-hawk

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Ferruginous Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ferruginous-hawk

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Ferruginous Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 12 Jun 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ferruginous-hawk

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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