- a European harrier, Circus aeruginosus, that frequents marshy regions
- Also: marsh hawk US and Canadian a common harrier, Circus cyaneus, that flies over fields and marshes and nests in marshes and open landAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): hen harrier
Examples from the Web for marsh harrier
The marsh-harrier notes the date and becomes a determined oologist.
I felt the sweeping wind of a marsh-harrier who had found me too suddenly and was half a mile away ere I could get up to shoot.
Occasionally, too, a marsh-harrier may be met with, but this is a rara avis even in these outlandish parts.A Cotswold Village
J. Arthur Gibbs
Many of the young of the Marsh-Harrier are uniformly very dark, bronze-black, with rich orange crowns—strikingly handsome birds.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)