Length: 15-20 in Wingspan: 40-50 in Weight: 1-2 lbs
Long-tailed hawk with owl-like facial disk and white rump patch in flight. Male gray overall. Female streaked brown and buff.
Range map by Neotropical Birds
Northern Harriers use sight and sound to hunt, unlike most raptors that rely on keen eyesight alone. Similar to owls (the masters of hunting by sound), harriers have a disk-shaped face that helps direct sound to their ears.
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