Origin of hen harrier
Examples from the Web for hen harrier
When out grouse shooting one day I saw a hen-harrier strike and kill a grouse just beyond gunshot.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire|John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
The one in question, Lucien said, was the “marsh-hawk,” sometimes also called the “hen-harrier” (Falco uliginosus).The Young Voyageurs|Mayne Reid
The one in question, Lucien said, was the “marsh-hawk,” sometimes also called the “hen-harrier.”Popular Adventure Tales|Mayne Reid
The hen-harrier breeds only in the Orkneys and the Outer Hebrides.Birds in Flight|W. P. Pycraft
Ringteal or ringtail is the female of the Circus cyaneus or hen-harrier, another species of falcon.