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Birds - Northern Harrier
Class:Aves Order:Falconiformes Family:Accipitridae


Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus. Also known as the Hen Harrier. These raptors, or birds of prey, can have up to a four foot wingspan and prefer to hunt low to the ground for mammals and amphibians. The males are a grayish brown and the females are more brown. If you see a strip of white in the upper tail, it is probably a female or juvenile. This hawk was photographed at the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.

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