These hawks are amazing predators, specializing in gophers, prairie dogs, jack rabbits and other ground dwelling critters, but it will eat anything it can catch. It loves open grasslands and is the largest north american hawk. The long Name, “Ferruginous” is derived from the latin Ferrugo, meaning, “rust”, which is the predominate color of this hawk. The feature that sets a ferruginous somewhat apart is the size of their mouth, they are able to swallow much of their prey whole!
I do accept ideas for commissions and would love to talk with you about it. I am lucky enough to paint creatures and locations that inspire me.
If you are interested in a painting, two things are required: patience and the knowledge that it is my vision that you will be receiving, based on information shared between us. If we do come to an agreement, you will receive a one-of-a-kind Stephen Koury treasure.