Marsh Hawk

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Marsh Hawk, or Northern Harrier, a bird of prey that lives in marshy or grassy areas of North America; it is the only harrier found in the Americas. The bird has long, yellow legs, a long tail, and an owl-like, disc-shaped face. The male, about 20 inches (50 cm) long, has a bluish-gray back, black wingtips, a white rump, and whitish under-parts. The slightly larger female is dark brown with buff streaks.


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