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Sonoran Desert Birds



Ferruginous hawk - (Buteo regalis)

Size: 23 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: small mammals, reptiles, insects
Nest: platform
Field Identification: feathered legs, hawk bill, white belly and breast, wing span to almost 6 feet
Season: winter

Ferruginous hawk
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae (accipiters)
Genus: Buteo
species: regalis

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