Dark morph rough-legged hawk

RLHA Admission Date: 18 January 2018
Outcome: Euthanized 6 March 2018
Location of Rescue: Greene County, IA
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded and unable to fly
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Greene County Conservation rescued this winter visitor rough-legged hawk. This rough-legged is a bit darker and called a dark morph. This hawk has a compound humerus fracture of the left wing. (like our upper arm bone)


22 February 2018
The bandage is off. Will stay in ICU for a bit and then to the flight pen to start strength training.

6 March 2018
What appeared like a good mend of the humerus fracture turned out to be a non-union. This hawk was euthanized today.