Hen Harrier

Where can I see the Hen Harrier

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Hen Harriers are the largest and most widespread of all Northern Hemisphere raptors.

They inhabit a large region stretching from Europe to Asia and North Africa, and across into America. This area encompasses many habitats: cultivated fields, open grasslands, coastal dunes, heathland scrub, mountain slopes, taiga forests and tundra.

Hen harriers prefer lowland areas but they will go up hillsides or mountains if they find prey such as grouse or ptarmigan.

In summer, they breed throughout their range except for the northernmost breeding populations which leave nesting sites after raising one clutch per year in June-July (or July-August).

Animal population
1 300 000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification
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Geeky Facts about the Hen Harrier

Fact 1

Hen harriers are social and in winter.

Fact 2

Its diet is based on mice, voles, birds, lizards, amphibians, insects and carrion.

Fact 3

Their natural enemies are coyotes, skunks, raccoons, red foxes, crows, ravens and owls.

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