Western Marsh Harrier

Scientific Name: Circus aeruginosus
Common Name: Western Marsh Harrier

Identifying Features: golden brown head, dark brown-black wings, yellow feet, black beak

Fun Facts:

  • It feeds on small mammals, small birds, insects, reptiles, and frogs.
  • It is a territorial bird in the breeding season, and even in winter it seems less social than other harriers, which often gather in large flocks.


This image was clicked by Svitlana Tkach – via Flickr.

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