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Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

FAMILY ACCIPITRIDAE
(KITES & HARRIERS)

Habitat: Open wet areas

Distribution: Europe and Asia, migrates in winter to warmer parts of Asia and Africa

Diet: Small mammals, insects and birds

Distinguishing features: Long wings held in a shallow V in low flight, female – mainly brown with cream crown and cream leading edge to wings; Male – wings with grey and brown sections and black wingtips





15-Jan-2012 Eurasian/Western Marsh Harrier
15-Jan-2012 Eurasian Marsh Harrier Pic: Deepa Mohan
Pic: Deepa Mohan


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