marsh harrier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marsh harrier Old World harrier frequenting marshy regions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Marsh harrier (Zo√∂l) a European hawk or harrier (Circus √¶ruginosus); -- called also marsh hawk moor hawk moor buzzard puttock.
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Usage

In literature:

Marsh-harriers looked up from the valley by Wildeve's.
"Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Mr. MacCulloch writes me word that a Marsh Harrier was killed in Herm in May, 1875.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
Marsh-harriers looked up from the valley by Wildeve's.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
It prefers to obtain its food by robbing ospreys, kites, marsh-harriers and other birds weaker than itself.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
The one in question, Lucien said, was the "marsh-hawk," sometimes also called the "hen-harrier.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The Marsh Harrier is a widely dispersed species, being found, says Temminck, in all countries where there are marshes.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
The Marsh-Harrier breeds much earlier.
"Wild Spain (España agreste)" by Abel Chapman
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In news:

A Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) eats a coot beside a lake in north-central Turkey.
Forum member Brad Ouellette captured this great shot of a Northern Harrier at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area near Leamington, Ontario, and posted it in our US and Canada Gallery.
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