Length: 16 - 24"
Habitat: In the Northeast: Freshwater marshes, saltwater marshes, wet meadows, sloughs, swamps, open fields. Requires open country for hunting.
Diet: Mostly small mammals such as voles, mice, shrews; also small rabbits; small birds, reptiles, amphibians, large insects.
Description, diet, breeding, range, habitat, threats, and conservation. Includes photos.
Photos of Northern Harrier
From Peter LaTourrette's Bird Photo Gallery
Northern Harrier in Flight - Female
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)