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Swamp Harrier , Marsh Harrier
Circus approximans
Bird Family :"Hawks"
Description :Common local species. Length 61cm. Eats mammals, birds and reptiles. Has an owl like face, which indicates that it uses sound to hunt for it's prey. Has a spectacular,diving coutship display,with a loud ' kee-a ' call. Nest is made by trampling long grass
Typical Habitat :Swamps, tall grass, reeds and rushes.
Distribution :Common Australia wide.
Migration :Resident / breeding. More common during the dry season (March-September), avoiding the southern winter.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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