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Rough-Legged Hawk | by Forest Service - Northern Region
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Rough-Legged Hawk

This hawk was spotted outside of the Flathead National Forest offices in Kalispell. A hawk of the North, the Rough-legged Hawk breeds in Arctic tundra and taiga regions around the northern hemisphere. Both dark and light forms are common, with many birds intermediate between the extremes. (wm)

 

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Taken on November 20, 2012