IWRC Raptor ID Series
 
Ferruginous Hawk Characteristics
 
 
 
 
black bill with bluish base
yellow cere
large, long yellow gape
 
white remiges on underwing
with gray edge
black tips on primaries
(color and amount of barring on coverts varies greatly)
 
feathered legs
(color varies)
             
Light & dark phases
 
light phase

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Cascades Raptor Center
 
dark phase
(photo needed)
 
There is a great deal of individual variation
in the plumage of light morphs. Some authors identify two intermediate morphs.
           
 
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