marsh harrier

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marsh harrier

n
1. (Animals) a European harrier, Circus aeruginosus, that frequents marshy regions
2. (Animals) Also: marsh hawk US and Canadian a common harrier, Circus cyaneus, that flies over fields and marshes and nests in marshes and open land. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): hen harrier
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Noun1.marsh harrier - Old World harrier frequenting marshy regionsmarsh harrier - Old World harrier frequenting marshy regions
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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Translations

marsh harrier

n (bird) → falco di palude
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This was the first step in a wetland restoration project that this summer saw 71 pairs of nesting Lapwings on the reserve, and Bitterns and Marsh Harriers breeding here for the fourth consecutive year.
"The scheme holds no records for the region prior to 2017, so I was delighted to receive the news from one of our local raptor experts from the Scottish Raptor Study Group that a pair of Marsh Harriers have successfully reared chicks in Clackmannanshire again this year.
Otters, herons, marsh harriers and even brown rats are among the many other predators that keep water voles constantly on their toes.
"As well as protecting these valuable spaces for birds to spend the winter, we've also undertaken extensive land management to support birds to nest, helping species like exotic avocets establish breeding, the largest little egret colony in the country and for the first time in 2018, a successful pair of marsh harriers raised young.
Marsh harriers can grow to just under two feet from bill to tail, with a four-foot wingspan, weighing in at up to 1.5lbs.
Most of the dead birds were found in the vicinity of Tvrdoscaronovce in 2018.The statistics of the victims are horrifying: at least 16 common buzzards, six western marsh harriers, two common ravens and also one dog and several foxes were found close to the poisoned lures, Deutschovaacute summed up the details of the case recorded in the spring in the hunting district of Jaacutenoscaroniacutekovo II by representatives of State Nature Protection and Raptor Protection of Slovakia after three weeks observation.
The children freed three woodpigeons while members of the service released four birds of prey -- two marsh harriers, a honey buzzard, and a common buzzard.
For birdwatchers, the lake attracts various species of wetland birds, such as fish eagles, white egrets, Egyptian geese, marsh harriers and the long-tailed cormorants.
Marsh Harriers are a concern for advocacy agencies after there was a significant decline in their numbers in the past 20 years.
Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games are back at RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk as they return with the programme that follows the fortunes of wildlife around the UK, getting to know the badgers, otters, marsh harriers, avocets and other animals that live around the nature reserve.
The cameras will hopefully get up close and personal with playful otters, fluffy rabbits, marsh harriers and noisy woodpeckers.