Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus


BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Henny, C.J., Blus, L.J. and Kaiser, T.E. 1984. Heptachlor seed treatment contaminates hawks, owls, and eagles of Columbia Basin, Oregon. Raptor Research 18(2): 41-48.

Mebs, T. and Schmidt, D. 2006. Die Greifvögel Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens. Kosmos Verlag.

Orta, J., Boesman, P., Garcia, E.F.J. and Marks, J.S. 2015. Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Pokrovsky, I., Ehrich, D., Ims, R.A., Kulikova, O., Lecomte, N., and Yoccoz, N.G. 2012. Assessing the causes of breeding failure among the rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus) during the nestling period. Polar Research 31.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Buteo lagopus. Downloaded from on 16/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/07/2020.