hen harrier

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hen harrier

see harrier. Called also marsh hawk.
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We used flushing transect-surveys to sample species that were relatively easy to identify when flushed: northern harriers (Circus cyaneus); horned larks (Eremophila alpestris); Sprague's pipits (Anthus spragueii); vesper sparrows (Pooecetes gramineus); eastern and western meadowlarks (Sturnella magna and S.
Finally, for northern harriers, we included an additional candidate-model with total number of sparrows as a covariate.
For northern harriers (raptor), abundance was best (lowest [QAIC.
Coursing" was a low, slow glide over the landscape in search of prey, typical of Northern Harriers.
We used frequency of occurrence at leks by Swainson's Hawks, Northern Harriers, falcon species, and buteo species (not including Swainson's Hawks) as observed values.
Northern Harriers (Circus cyaneus) have been identified as a species of national concern by the U.
Our objective was to identify the foraging habitat preferences of Northern Harriers on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA.
Merlins and Northern Harriers were trapped between 1998 and 2003 in Curry Hammock State Park on Long Point Key, Florida (24[degrees] 74' N, 80[degrees] 98' W).
Captured Merlins and Northern Harriers were taken into a blind where age and gender were recorded.
Nesting northern harriers (Circus cyaneus) have been reported on reclaimed surface mines in Ohio (Peterjohn and Rice 1991), Pennsylvania (Rohrbaugh, Jr.
Both northern harriers and short-eared owls require relatively large, contiguous grassland tracks for hunting during the winter months (Holt and Leasure 1993, MacWhirter and Bildstein 1996, Walk and Warner 1999, Wilson and others 2010), and both have undergone population declines during the past 30 to 40 years in much of their North American ranges largely as the result of habitat loss (Robbins and others 1986, Tate 1986, Holt and Leasure 1993, MacWhirter and Bildstein 1996, Sauer and others 2008).
Prairie birds include vesper, savanna, field and grasshopper sparrows, meadowlarks, raptors such as northern harriers and kestrels, wetland species such as sora rails, marsh and sedge wrens, sandpipers and snipes.

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