An Unusually Robust Ferruginous Hawk?

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The Ferruginous Hawk is often described as “massive and robust” but this one appears to have taken that description to extremes. Weighing up to 4 1/2 lbs (2kg) they are our largest and most powerful buteo so one expects to see an impressive-looking bird but even so I was struck by the prodigious girth of this individual. [...]

A Simple Shot Of A Ferruginous Hawk In Flight

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By “simple” I don’t mean it was easy to get. It wasn’t. [...]