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marsh hawk

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marsh hawk

n
(Animals) another name for marsh harrier2
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marsh′ hawk`


n.
a common harrier of North America, Circus cyaneus hudsonius.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.marsh hawk - common harrier of North America and Europemarsh hawk - 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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Marsh hawks low in the reeds dividing river from road and cities
Sometimes called marsh hawks, these lanky raptors are best known for their owl-like faces and foraging behavior over grasslands and marshes.
Under these conditions field mice and marsh hawks thrive, but migratory songbirds (whose preferred habitats in the northeast have been drastically reduced) have very limited opportunities for nesting and feeding.