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African marsh harrier

Circus maurus

Description:

Very rare.

Habitat:

Makes it's nests on the ground, ussualy in wetlands.

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4 Comments

lulakabula
lulakabula 11 years ago

i got confused, african marsh harrier is quite common (this is not an african marsh harrier, ill change it), its the black harrier that is rare
Marsh Harrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Mar... (thats my friend holding the bird:) )

Black harrier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Harri...

JustinRaath
JustinRaath 11 years ago

Seen quite a few up the west coast, along with lots of yellow billed kites and a small grey bird of prey that I think might be a kestrel of sorts...

lulakabula
lulakabula 11 years ago

Thanks

peter
peter 11 years ago

Great spotting! I've added the Wikipedia link and added it to the Birds of the World mission.

lulakabula
Spotted by
lulakabula

Hantam Local Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 15, 2011
Submitted on Feb 15, 2011

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