Marsh-harrier definition

A raptor in species Circus aeruginosus, which inhabits swampy ground.
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Any member of the raptor genus Circus of similar appearance and habit to Circus aeruginosus.
  • The African marsh harrier (Circus ranivorus)
  • The western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
  • The eastern marsh harrier (Circus spilonotus),
  • The Papuan harrier (Circus spilonotus spilothorax or Circus spilothorax),
  • The swamp harrier (Circus approximans)
  • The Réunion Harrier (Circus maillardi maillardi or Circus maillardi)
  • The Madagascar marsh harrier (Circus maillardi macrosceles or Circus macrosceles).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
marsh-harrier
Plural:
marsh-harriers