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BIRDS OF THE WORLD BOREAL FOREST - Buteo lagopus - Rough-legged Buzzard

Breeds in the arctic tundra from Alaska through Canada and into northern Scandinavia, Russia and Siberia; is seen in the northern U.S. during the winter; hunts over agricultural fields, marshes and grasslands; typically hovers while searching for prey. Nests are built of sticks on cliff ledges and when available in the tops of trees.

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