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Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneus


This is a large female hawk. It has a distinctive white on the rump. It has an owl looking face. She was flying around the area of Indian Point and along Cottage Road at the West end of Chebeague Island. This may be a juvenile which differs from the female in that it has cinnamon below. It was gliding around close to the ground at times and diving down into the grass. It is also called a Marsh Hawk.


Prefers open fields, meadows, and marshes. Eats mice, insects and small reptiles.

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chebeague8 11 years ago

So cool! Nice photo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Very nice series :)

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Beautiful Series!

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 11 years ago

Beautiful shots.

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2012
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012

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