Ferruginous hawk

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Edited by: Richard L. GlinskiBeth Giron PendletonMary Beth MossMaurice N.= LeFranc Jr.Brian A. Millsap, and Stephen W. Hoffman


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In the Southwest, the ferruginous hawk is a local and isolated breeder and an uncommon but consistent winter visitor. Apparently, the breeding range of this species in the Southwest was historically much greater than today. The ferruginous hawk is being considered for listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service but remains unclassified by the individual states comprising the Southwest region. Habitat and diet information is summarized. Nest location and structure, breeding, and wintering biology are also discussed. Long-term and seasonal monitoring is conducted annually at several nest locations in New Mexico, while documented reproductive efforts in Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma are extremely rare and isolated. Research and management recommendations include population and habitat surveys, dietary and reproductive investigations, and habitat protection.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Ferruginous hawk
Series number 11
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher National Wildlife Federation.
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 395
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the Southwest Raptor Management Symposium and Workshop
First page 111
Last page 118
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