A Field Guide to the Prairie

Ferruginous Hawk
Photo: Minnesota Ornithological Union
Ferruginous Hawk
Buteo regalis
Size: 57-64 cm (22.5-25 in.)
Habitat/Range:Prairies, brushy open country, and the Badlands. Nest ranges from Canadian provinces south to Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Oklahoma. Usually spends the winter in the southwestern U.S.
Eating Habits: Feed primarily on prairie dogs and ground squirrels.

Largest member of the hawk family in North America

On the Prairie Field Guide Index

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