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Bird Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)


John McDouall Stuart
Aug 5, 2011
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Scientific name: Circus approximans

Common Name: Swamp Harrier

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Accipitridae

Other Names: Marsh Harrier

Distribution: Widespread throughout Australia.

Habitat: Fresh or salt wetlands, often seen around swamps with reeds and open water.

Field Notes: Slender body with long slender legs and a long tail, mostly dark brown above with a distinctive white rump.

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