Entry from British & World English dictionary
A dark-backed Old World harrier that frequents marshes and reed beds.
- Genus Circus, family Accipitridae: several species
- We spotted teal, shoveller, shelduck, Bewick swans, redshank, snipe and a marsh harrier flying low across the reedbeds - a wonderful sight.
- Any list of Norfolk ornithological successes must include the marsh harrier.
- At the laundry pond a marsh harrier was harassing the ducks and coots, flying low over them and flushing them out of the reeds and into open water.
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