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Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Description:

Grayish-white raptor with black wing tips, yellow legs, and yellow eye. Gray uppertail with light undertail feathers. Has a characteristic owl-like face which contains stiff feathers to help channel in sounds from prey. The female harrier is a completely different, mostly dark brown color.

Habitat:

Open wetlands, marshes, meadows, pastures. Usually flies low to the ground in search of prey.

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4 Comments

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Stunning!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Nice Gray Ghost photo! I love the second picture where his head is turned. He must be listening for prey!

jamiehagwood
jamiehagwood 7 years ago

omg that is absolutely gorgeous!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely snaps.

Dennis Davenport
Spotted by
Dennis Davenport

Washington, USA

Spotted on Nov 23, 2009
Submitted on Sep 26, 2011

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