hen harrier

Origin of hen harrier

First recorded in 1555–65
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hen harrier

noun
  1. a common harrier, Circus cyaneus, that flies over fields and marshes and nests in marshes and open landUS and Canadian names: marsh hawk, marsh harrier
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