Rough-legged Hawk or Rough-legged Buzzard
Breed in the Arctic and Subarctic regions of North America and Eurasia. Migrate south for the winter.
Medium-large raptor - measures 18 - 24 inhes (46 - 60 cm) in length.
The plumage is a speckled brown. Dark and light morphs (color varieties) occur in the wild. Most have a wide brown chestband. They have long white tail feathers with one or more dark bands.