northern harrier


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northern harrier

n.
A slim-bodied hawk (Circus cyaneus) found in fields and marshy areas of the Northern Hemisphere, having an owllike face and a white patch above the tail. Also called hen harrier, marsh hawk.
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Noun1.northern harrier - common harrier of North America and Europenorthern 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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The area has the potential to harbor rare and endangered species like great blue heron rookery, eagle, osprey, moose, wolf and northern harrier.
One technique we use to find short-eared owls is looking for their more common, diurnal counterpart--the northern harrier.
PHOTO HOOT A wild short-eared owl has a quick look to check for a northern harrier that had been giving it grief in Boundary Bay, Canada
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Two small predator species (American robin and Brewer's blackbird), four large known predator species (osprey, bald eagle, sandhill crane, and great blue heron), and four large suspected predators (red-tailed hawk, northern harrier, common crow, and ring-billed gull) were encountered during the surveys.
Featured are the northern goshawk, peregrine falcon, golden eagle, osprey and northern harrier.
A Northern Harrier, an American version of our hen harrier, is currently wintering on the saltmarsh near Thornham.
Rail transmitters were recovered from unusual locations, including the nest of a northern harrier (Circus cyaneus), under several inches of soil (where it was presumably buried by a fox), and at a feeding station for a feral cat along the bay shoreline.
Out of the spruce grove a northern harrier stretches, long
Several of the photos depict endangered species, such as the yellow-lipped ladies' tresses orchid, and the northern harrier, but even more stunning is the close-up of a hover fly on a balloon flower.
Scientists consider many species among these to be threatened or in need of special protection, including: Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Northern Pintail, Blue-Winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Widgeon, Northern Harrier, Harris' Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead Duck, Least Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpipe and Wilson's Phalarope.

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