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Northern harrier hawks, mating flight

Circus cyaneus


The male is mainly gray above and white below except for the upper breast, which is grey like the upper parts, and the rump, which is white; the wings are gray with black wingtips. The female is brown above with white upper tail coverts; her under parts are buff streaked with brown. These two were engaged in a courtship flight very high over some fields.


Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jan 19, 2014
Submitted on Mar 27, 2014

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