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Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Description:

"a slim, long-tailed hawk gliding low over a marsh or grassland, holding its wings in a V-shape and sporting a white patch at the base of its tail. Up close it has an owlish face that helps it hear mice and voles beneath the vegetation. Each gray-and-white male may mate with several females, which are larger and brown."

Habitat:

Lake Poway. "These unusual raptors have a broad distribution across North America and Eurasia."


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4 Comments

Thank you Jemma :)

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

nice series!

Thank you beaker98! This is the first time I've spotted this species and it was on my list to photograph this year :)

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Love these! Wonderful series Cindy!

Poway, California, USA

Lat: 33.01, Long: -117.01

Spotted on Jan 27, 2014
Submitted on Jan 28, 2014

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