name: The feathers on its legs and feet give the limbs a
names: Black hawk, mouse hawk, squalling hawk.
habits: Preys on mice, lemmings, pocket gophers,
cutworms and caterpillars, and small to game-sized birds. Usually
takes prey on the ground.
habits: Nests on open tundra and mountainsides. When
lemmings are abundant, lays 5-7 eggs, other years only 2-3 eggs.
Female does most of the incubating, which takes a month. The young
leave the nest about 41 days after hatching.
Ranges from 745 to 1380 grams; females are generally larger than
males. In the world of raptors, females are bigger, stronger, and
usually more aggressive than males.
expectancy: One banded bird was shot when 6 years, 9
months old. Another lived 17 years, 9 months.
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