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Western Marsh Harrier Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Circus aeruginosus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Marsh Harrier, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Marsh Harrier
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Western Marsh Harrier is a sleek, kite-like bird that flies low with its wings held up in a V (adult bird length approximately 56 cm, wing 39 cm, bill 3 cm, tarsus 8.5 cm, tail 24.5 cm). The male differs from the female. The female is dark chocolate-brown. The perched male looks dark brown from above and dark rufous from below. It feeds on fishes, frogs, birds, reptiles, small mammals and large insects.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Radovan Václav (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Radovan Václav ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:jesus carrion(www.xeno-canto.org/jesus carrion), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.