Harrier hawk

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Related to harrier hawks: northern harrier, hen harrier, marsh hawk
(Zool.) one of several species of American hawks of the genus Micrastur.

See also: Harrier

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At the school of falconry we soon donned our gauntlets and watched in awe as harrier hawks took flight and returned to our arms with power and precision once we proffered a little red meat - a beautiful sight.
In fact, the birds where common harrier hawks which farmer Grant Michael Teahan had trapped, spray-painted red, then released as a prank, the Dennevirk District Court was told.
The friendly staff gave us the guided tour, starting with the harrier hawks, officially the most popular bird in British falconry.