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Dark Rough-legged HawkDark Rough-legged Hawk

Size - 19 to 24 inches long.
Habitat - Open areas and marshes. Nests on Arctic tundra.
Nesting - The nest is a mass of twigs on a ledge.
Eggs - 2 to 7, white, variably blotched with brown. Incubation 28 to 31 days. Young leave the nest about 41 days after hatching.
Food - Rodents and other small animals.

Rough-legged HawkRough-legged Hawk

Size - 19 to 24 inches long.
Habitat - Open areas and marshes. Nests on Arctic tundra.
Nesting - The nest is a mass of twigs on a ledge.
Eggs - 2 to 7, white, variably blotched with brown. Incubation 28 to 31 days. Young leave the nest about 41 days after hatching.
Food - Rodents and other small animals.

Harris' HawkHarris' Hawk

Size - 18 to 23 inches long
Habitat - Deserts and riverside woodlands.
Nesting - Mat of twigs, sticks, or roots 5-30 above ground in tree or cactus.
Eggs - 2 to 4, white. Incubation 33-36 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest 40 days after hatching.
Food - Small mammals; also birds and reptiles.

Cooper's HawkCooper's Hawk

Size - 15 to 20 inches long.
Habitat - Deciduous forests and woodlands.
Nesting - Mass of sticks in a tree 10 to 60 feet above the ground.
Eggs - 3 to 6, white or greenish, sometimes spotted with brown. Incubation 24 days, by female. Young leave the nest 30 to 34 days after hatching.
Food - Mostly small mammals and birds.

OspreyOsprey

Size - 21 to 25 inches long.
Habitat - Sea coasts, lakes, and rivers.
Nesting - The nest is a structure of sticks in a tree, on a bush or platform, or, rarely on the ground.
Eggs - 2 to 4, pinkish or cinnamon, heavily marked with brown. Incubation 32 days, usually by the female. Young leave the nest 8 weeks after hatching.
Food - Mostly fish; occasionally rodents and birds.

American KestrelAmerican Kestrel

Size - 9 to 10 inches long.
Habitat - Open country, farmland, deserts, towns, and cities.
Nesting - The eggs are laid in a woodpecker hole or crevice of a building.
Eggs - 3 to 7, white or pinkish, heavily blotched with brown. Incubation 29 to 30 days, by both sexes. Young leave the nest about 30 days after hatching.
Food - Mainly insects in the summer; mainly small birds and mammals in the winter.



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