northern harrier definition

  • noun:
    • A slim-bodied hawk (Circus cyaneus) present in marshy aspects of northern North America and Eurasia, having an owllike face and a white spot regarding tail. Also known as hen harrier, marsh hawk.
    • common harrier of the united states and European countries; nests in marshes and available land

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