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Sonoran Desert Birds



Northern harrier (male) - (Circus cyaneus)

No Photo available for Northern harrier (male) bird number 1705

Size: 18 inches
Overall Color: gray and white
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: small animals
Nest: platform on ground
Field Identification: hawk with white rump usually seen flying low over fields and deserts
Season: winter

Northern harrier (male)
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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