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Northern harrier hawks, mating flight

Circus cyaneus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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