Posted by: atowhee | November 15, 2011

HARRIER PLUMAGE MAY BE MISLEADING

It turns out that some Northern Harriers are not what they seem.  Every field guide shows male Harriers with pale gray back and wing plumage.  The females are shown with brown plumage.  Now it turns out that some males in Europe stay in their juvenile brown plumage.


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