northern harrier

noun

Definition of northern harrier

: a widely distributed brown or grayish hawk (Circus cyaneus) that inhabits open and marshy regions and has a conspicuous white patch on the rump

called also marsh hawk

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Northern harrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20harrier. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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