SWAMP HARRIER FACTS
The Swamp Harrier has brown back and wings. The male is greyer brown and has pale belly and chest streaked with brown, the female has reddish brown chest and belly. The tail is long and broad with dark bars and paler in the male. It has an indistinct brown face mask. The legs, feet and eyes are yellow. Juveniles are dark brown. Females are larger than males and grow to about 58 cm long.
Australasian Marsh Harrier
wetlands, swamps, grassland
birds, eggs, insects, frogs, reptiles, small mammals
The nest is made of grass in dense vegetation in swamp or near water
The Swamp Harrier is found in all states of Australia in areas with suitable habitat.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Spotted Harrier (C. assimilis)