hen harrier

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hen harrier

see harrier. Called also marsh hawk.
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Each winter, we seek these birds, focusing on short-eared owls and northern harriers, during regular evening surveys to learn more about their behavior, distribution and habitat preferences.
Additional candidate-model (for northern harrier only): total sparrow numbers
Northern harrier predation on greater prairie chickens in Southwest Missouri.
In the Washington County Grasslands, a northern harrier was also captured in successive seasons.
Upland sandpipers and Henslow's sparrows were surveyed using point counts and spot mapping techniques; northern harrier nests were readily located by watching females carrying nesting material, males bringing food to incubating females and both adults feeding nestlings.
After the initial northern harrier sighting, birds were few and far between and other than a pair of sharp-shinned hawks, all were flying solo.
In Ventura County, birds doing well include the starling, mockingbird and Black Phoebes; birds suffering from loss of habitat include wetlands dwellers and raptors that need large blocks of open space such as the burrowing owl, the red-tailed hawk and the Northern harrier, chapter members said.
Northern harriers, ospreys, red-shouldered hawks, peregrines, merlins, kestrels, and bald eagles are sure to follow.
lagopus) had the greatest index of relative abundance followed by American kestrels (Falco sparverius) and northern harriers (Circus cyaneus).
Roseate spoonbills, heron species, black-necked stilts, cormorants, northern harriers, white-tailed hawks, and owls (short-eared, barn and great-horned) are common.
Letchworth's grasslands are important as historical nesting sites for northern harriers, upland sandpipers and Henslow's sparrows.
Ospreys (a species of special concern), red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, northern harriers (a threatened species), eastern screech-owls and great homed owls breed on the refuge, while peregrine falcons and short-eared owls (both endangered species), rough-legged hawks, turkey vultures, and Cooper's and sharp-shinned hawks are seasonal visitors.

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