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Northern harrier        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Most of these northern harriers were at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area near Riverside, California.   The birds with brown-streaked undersides are adult females; adult males are sleekly gray and white.   Juveniles are reddish-brown underneath.   The species' long wings and white rump patch are obvious in some of the photos; more flight shots here and pictures of adult males and females are here.   Some of the images were made at Bosque del Apache refuge in New Mexico; others in northern California.

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