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    Recorded these in the paddyfields of Perak.
    Are images #1 & #2 of a Pied Harrier? :huh what:
    #3 is a Northern Harrier, correct? :oops:

    Images are heavily cropped.
    thanks.
    PiedHarrier_LPP5874 _2010-01-09_.jpg
    PiedHarrier_LPP5886 _2010-01-09_.jpg
    NorthernHarrier_LPP5943 _2010-01-09_ (1).jpg

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    #312458
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    The pale harrier is a male Eastern Marsh Harrier. Male Pied Harrier has an all black head (not black streaked) and all black wing tips (not dark barred).

    The brownish harrier is a female Eastern Marsh Harrier. Northern Harrier has a prominent white rump and dark ear coverts.

    #312463

    Kok Hui

    thanks for the ID! I am glad these are a pair :peace: .

    I was confused by my field guide which showed Northern Harrier heavily streaked, and I dont understand why it said "Eastern Marsh Harrier – adult female – breast blotched rufous-brown (never streaked)" :huh what: .

    The white rump is not that prominent, so that could be the concluding factor?….see image.
    NorthernHarrierback_LPP5912 _2010-01-09_.jpg

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    #312590
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    Great top view! Two more features good for female Eastern Marsh Harrier: central tail feathers distinctly different from the outer tail feathers and the spots in the white rump. :kudos thumbsup:

    #312592

    Kok Hui
    Many thanks as usual for help in ID-ing. Now, I need to work on my reshooting to get my keeper shots :peace:

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