This is Aletta a Rough Legged Hawk. They typically live in the tundra around the Artic Circle. They will winter over in the midwest in areas that appear like the tundra. Aletta was found in Nebraska with a wing injury that necessitated amputation. She is six years old. She came to the Carolina Raptor Center through a co-operative exchange program.
The Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus), called the Rough-legged Hawk in North America, is a medium-large bird of prey. It is between 50 and 60 centimetres long with a 130 cm wingspan. The breeding range is northernmost Europe, Asia, and North America. It migrates further south in winter. – wikipedia
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