rough-legged hawk

rough-legged hawk

[ruhf-leg-id, -legd]
noun
a large hawk, Buteo lagopus, of the Northern Hemisphere, that feeds chiefly on small rodents.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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rough-legged hawk

noun
large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers 
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