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Western marsh harrier female - Circus aeruginosus <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/57456/western_marsh_harrier_male_-_circus_aeruginosus.html" title="Western marsh harrier male - Circus aeruginosus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1332/57456_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1589414410&Signature=ukIDeb3Kk2OML1EFpQvsD0M0Gjs%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Western marsh harrier male - Circus aeruginosus Captured over Aldomirovtsi marsh, protected area, about 40 km from Sofia.<br />
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    comments (3)

  1. Absolutely fabulous shot! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! Posted one year ago
  2. Love the wing positioning, elegant shot Jivko! Way to go... Posted one year ago

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The western marsh harrier is a large harrier, a bird of prey from temperate and subtropical western Eurasia and adjacent Africa. It is also known as the Eurasian marsh harrier.

Formerly, a number of relatives were included in ''C. aeruginosus'', which was then known as "marsh harrier". The related taxa are now generally considered to be separate species: the eastern marsh harrier and the possibly distinct Papuan harrier spilothorax'') of eastern Asia and the Wallacea, the swamp harrier.. more

Similar species: Falcons
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded May 6, 2018. Captured May 5, 2018 08:01 in Unnamed Road, 2222, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/2500s
  • ISO320
  • 560mm