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Common Name:Hawk, Rough-legged
Scientific Name:Buteo lagopus
Area:Luckiamute State Natural Area (South), Oregon
Date:January 14, 2014

This hawk is a winter only resident to the US from nesting sites in the Arctic, arriving in October and leaving in April. This is a light morph immature bird.

Luckiamute State Natural Area (South) - January 23, 2021

Reference:Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa & Opperman / Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America Kaufman / The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by Sibley