English: Rough-legged Buzzard,
Rough-legged HawkBody Length: 49-59 cm
Russian: Зимняк, Мохноногий канюк
French: Buse pattue
Mongolian: Тарлан сар
Japanese: ケアシノスリ (Keashi-nosuri)
Wing span: 123-140 cm
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least Concern
Habitat: Most migrants arrive in wintering sites where Brandt's Vole (Lasiopodomys brandti) number is high and active in thin snow in mountain steppe, Caragana steppe and north desert steppe by early October-early November, depending on weather conditions. Individuals occur singly or in loose flocks of 3-6 individuals. They begin to move to the north by late February-early March.
Food: Prey predominantly on Brandt's Vole and Mongolian Gerbil.