buteo comparison
IWRC Raptor ID Series
     
Large Buteo Hawks
 
 
Ferruginous
Red-tailed
Rough-legged
Swainson's
 
Eyes


closeup photo needed

 

orange brown
to dark brown


orange/yellow brown
to dark brown

dark brown irises



dark brown irises
Beak

black beak
with bluish base

black beak
with bluish base


closeup photo needed

 


small beak


black beak
with bluish base
Head
long yellow gape

often greenish cere

dark eyeline
dark malar area
long, narrow bright yellow gape

white mask
yellow cere
Feet/Legs

legs feathered
tarsi not feathered

legs feathered
small feet
(photo of leg needed)
Wings

black tipped primaries
white underside


patagial marks on underside



photo of wing needed


carpal patch on underside of wings (light morph)
long wings reaching tip of tail


photo of wing needed



dark gray remiges
4 emarginated primaries

Tail
photo of tail needed


rufous


dark wide
subterminal band
narrow bands
Markings
 

belly band
(missing on some races)

white bib (light morph)
     
 
   
     
     
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