(Buteo lagopus) is a seasonal visitor to the Colorado area. They are subject to a variety of difficulties and the specimen that arrived at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science was lost for reasons unknown (whereas Red-Tailed Hawks are often delivered thanks to being hit by cars). These smaller hawks are known for their small beaks and dark edging on their primary feathers. This bird is documented enjoying a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher. Despite Audubon’s commentary regarding their primary choice of hunting to be quadripeds, he still chose to display the bird consuming a songbird in his bird print.
Accurate representation inspired by Audubon’s print layout. Sized to match Harvell edition prints from the double elephant folio edition. Read Audubon’s journal about his encounters.
Edition of 120 signed and numbered prints, part of the “Resurrecting Audubon’s ‘Birds of America”. Specimen provided by Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Photograph by Lindsey Wohlman
About Rough-legged Hawk
Print – 26″ x 20″
Completed 2015, Print #32 from the series “Resurrecting Audubon’s Birds of America”
Edition of 120 signed archival prints