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  • Swamp Harrier

  • Circus approximans
  • The Swamp Harrier is a large slim-bodied raptor, with long slender legs and a long tail, rounded at the tip. It is mainly dark brown above and the white rump is prominent. It has an owl-like face mask. The wings are long and broad, with 5 ‘fingers’ on the wing tips in flight. The legs and eyes are yellow. This species has a slow sailing flight on up-swept wings, flying low over water.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=233
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Swamp Harrier

  • The Swamp Harrier is a large slim-bodied raptor, with long slender legs and a long tail, rounded at the tip. It is mainly dark brown above and the white rump is prominent. It has an owl-like face mask. The wings are long and broad, with 5 ‘fingers’ on the wing tips in flight. The legs and eyes are yellow. This species has a slow sailing flight on up-swept wings, flying low over water.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Scientific name
  • Circus approximans
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 219
  • Size
  • 50-60cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=233
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/swamp-harrier