Sage

ferruginous hawk Sage
Ferruginous Hawk

Sage was admitted in February of 2015 as an adult from the Loess Hills area of NW Iowa. Ferruginous hawks are rare, but not unheard of this far east of the Rockies during the winter. By the injuries, we suspect this hawk may have collided with a vehicle. She had an old compound fracture of the left radius-ulna that did not mend well enough for her to fly. Sage is a dark morph (darker coloration than typical) of this species and by her weight, we believe this bird is a female.

Life history of the ferruginous hawk from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology



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