Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus



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

Pic: Deepa Mohan

Information on Marsh Harrier