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Western Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

Description:

The winters in the western part of India is a wintering ground for many birds including raptors like Peregrine Falcon, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard and different species of Harriers. Spotted this Marsh Harrier scavenging on a Lesser Flamingo kill possibly made by a Falcon or an Eagle in the early hours.

Habitat:

The Little Rann Of Kutch is a unique habitat comprising saline desert plains, rocky and thorn scrub, arid grasslands, plateaus to wetlands and marshes


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8 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 months ago

Congratulations Vipul, your Western Marsh Harrier is our Spotting of the Day:

"A large bird of prey found in temperate and subtropical western Eurasia and adjacent Africa, this Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) is our Spotting of the Day! Project Noah contributor Vipul Ramanuj writes: "The winters in the western part of India is a wintering ground for many birds including raptors like Peregrine Falcon, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard and different species of Harriers. Spotted this Marsh Harrier scavenging on a Lesser Flamingo kill possibly made by a Falcon or an Eagle in the early hours".

This spotting is entered in our 2019 Best Wildlife Photo competition, which has a special theme on species interactions. Check it out: https://buff.ly/2WIJPd8 "

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Tukup
Tukup 3 months ago

Congratulations on the nomination for SOTW Vipul. It is a great shot.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Tukup
Tukup 3 months ago

Birds of prey are cool. Nice catch and perfect timing Vipul. Thanks so much for sharing.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 months ago

Fantastic shot Vipul! Thank you for sharing :)

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 3 months ago

Perfect Shot Vipul.....

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 months ago

I agree with Zlatan! And perfect for our new 2019 photo competition. Nice to have you back Vipul!

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 months ago

wow! Great moment and great shot!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Gujarat, India

Lat: 23.22, Long: 71.61

Spotted on Dec 29, 2018
Submitted on Apr 1, 2019

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