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Northern Harrier
File:Northern (Hen) Harrier.png
Adult female
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Superorder: Accipitrimorphae
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Accipitrinae
Tribe: Accipitrini
Genus: Circus
Species: C. hudsonius
Binomial name
Circus hudsonius
(Linnaeus, 1766)
File:Circus hudsonius dist.png
Synonyms

Circus cyaneus hudsonius

Other names

Description

The Northern Harrier is generally found within the size range of 41 to 61 cm while possessing a wingspan of 1.1 to 1.2 m.[2]

Similar species

Behaviour

Diet

Calls

Generally quiet though possesses a high-pitched "ke-ke-ke-ke-ke-ke" while near its nest or during courtship.[2]

Reproduction

Distribution/habitat

References

  1. ^ "Circus hudsonius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Krista Kagume (2005). Compact Guide to Ontario Birds. Lone Pine Publishing. ISBN 1551054671. 

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