hen harrier


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hen harrier

n. Chiefly British

hen harrier

n
(Animals) a common harrier, Circus cyaneus, that flies over fields and marshes and nests in marshes and open land. US and Canadian names: marsh hawk or marsh harrier
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Noun1.hen harrier - common harrier of North America and Europehen harrier - common harrier of North America and Europe; nests in marshes and open land
genus Circus, Circus - a genus of haws comprising the harriers
harrier - hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals
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POLICE are hunting the killer who shot a rare hen harrier dead on a Scots grouse moor.
TV naturalist Chris Packham has led a protest against the illegal killing of a rare bird of prey, the hen harrier.
FARMERS have enjoyed a [euro]13million Government boost after implementing measures aimed at conserving the protected hen harrier on their land.
As it happens, populations of almost all our birds of prey are at their highest levels since record began, and only the hen harrier and the white-tailed eagle are red-listed as species of conservation concern.
Britain's first Hen Harrier Day will be held in the Derbyshire Peak District, a day before the annual grouse shooting seasons begins on Tuesday.
The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a species of European conservation concern and is listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive.
Now in its seventh year, the conservation charity has relaunched its Hen Harrier Hotline in the hope of discovering where these birds are potentially breeding.
VISITORS to the RSPB's Parkgate nature reserve on the Dee Estuary are being given the chance to see England's most threatened bird of prey, the hen harrier.
The Hen Harrier Hotline has been relaunched by the RSPB to discover more about where the birds are breeding in northern England.
But, over recent years, the spectacle of the hen harrier sailing effortlessly through the frozen landscape like a giant, sleepy moth has become increasingly difficult to find.
THE hen harrier is facing a second extinction in England because of "shameful" illegal trapping and shooting, a charity has warned.
According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the hen harrier is one of Britain's most persecuted birds of prey because it poses a threat to the number of grouse available to shoot.