Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53817

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Falconiformes
Family:Accipitridae
Genus:Buteo
Genus species:Buteo regalis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:57-64 cm
Identification:The ferruginous hawk is rufous above and whitish below. It has rufous wrist patches and leg feathers, black primary tips, and feathered legs and feet.
Habitat:Plains, prairies
Diet:Carnivore: ground squirrels, snakes, jackrabbits, rodents
Reproduction:Nests are built in the tops of trees. Both parents incubate their 2-4 eggs for a total of 32-33 days. The chicks fledge when they are 40-50 days old.
Status:Threatened: hunting, loss of habitat

Other Information

Geographic:Western parts of Central North America Date:1966-09 Subjects:hawk-like bird
Ferruginous hawk
Buteo
Hawks
Accipitridae
Falconiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Birds of prey
Predatory animals