from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ferruginous rough-legged hawk, Archibuteo ferrugineus, the largest and handsomest bird of its genus, found in California and most other parts of western North America from British America southward: so called because it preys extensively upon ground-squirrels and related rodents.


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