Sunday, April 1, 2018

"Turn and dive"...

The adult male Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) a.k.a. Marsh Hawk is often referred to as the 'grey ghost'. Adult males are grey above, nearly white below with black wingtips and black-tipped secondaries. Males are rarely seen compared to females. Females are light brown. Nothern Harriers have a flat, owl-like face and have a white rump patch that is obvious in flight. Conservation suggests that their numbers are declining in North America. Wingspan approx. 4 feet.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # KSA_7835c.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

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