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Hen Harrier/Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus   - Juvenile male
Hen Harrier/Northern Harrier
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Maguri Beel - Digboi Road, Tinsukia District, Assam, India
Date : 26 March 2019
English synonyms:European Northern Harrier, Marsh Hawk, White-rumped Harrier
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :While traveling to Digboi from Maguri Beel, we take halt at one stop. At that place we heard loud alarm calls of a Hen. Soon we observed that hen gives intense alarm calls due to a Hen Harrier was hovering over its chicks. She was trying to mob the Hen Harrier to protect its chicks. But in the end we witnessed that Hen Harrier flyway with one of its chick. - VP & PM