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Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus aeruginosus  
Western Marsh Harrier
Photographer : © Nikhil Devasar
Location :Little Rann of Katchh, Gujarat, India
Date : Late December 2009
English synonyms:Marsh Harrier, Eurasian Marsh Harrier, Northern Marsh Harrier, Swamp Harrier, European Marsh Harrier, Western Marsh-harrier
Bird Family :Accipitrinae - Hawks, Bazas, Honey-buzzards, Eagles, Kites, Vultures, Harriers & Buzzards
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :As we drove away from the lake we saw some more Steppe Eagles Aquila nipalensis at a new kill. Closer inspection revealed a completely paralysed but still alive Marsh Harrier. The previous picture shows the Steppe with the kill. - ND