Length: 16 - 24"
Habitat: In the Northeast: Freshwater marshes, saltwater marshes, wet meadows, sloughs, swamps, open fields. Requires open country for hunting.
Diet: Mostly small mammals such as voles, mice, shrews; also small rabbits; small birds, reptiles, amphibians, large insects.
Description, habitat, behavior, diet, and nesting. Includes photos and range map. (From BirdWeb)
Photos of Northern Harrier
From Peter LaTourrette's Bird Photo Gallery
Northern Harrier in Flight - Female
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)