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Sonoran Desert Birds



Northern harrier (female) - (Circus cyaneus)

Size: 18 inches
Overall Color: brown and white
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: small animals
Nest: platform on ground
Field Identification: hawk bill, white rump, streaked brown below
Season: winter

Northern harrier (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae (accipiters)
Genus: Circus
species: cyaneus

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