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- January 11, 2010 at 11:21 am #265210
Recorded these in the paddyfields of Perak.
Are images #1 & #2 of a Pied Harrier?
#3 is a Northern Harrier, correct?
Images are heavily cropped.
NorthernHarrier_LPP5943 _2010-01-09_ (1).jpg
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm #312458kokhuitanModerator
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.January 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm #312463
thanks for the ID! I am glad these are a pair .
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)" .
The white rump is not that prominent, so that could be the concluding factor?….see image.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm #312590kokhuitanModerator
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.January 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm #312592
Many thanks as usual for help in ID-ing. Now, I need to work on my reshooting to get my keeper shots
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