Saturday, July 10, 2010

sexing juvenile Marsh Harriers

when seen together juvenile males and females are quite different in overall size but also in build with the females being more bulky, larger headed and with noticeably thicker legs -- this family of three is composed of two females, either side and the smaller male in the centre -- they spend long periods sitting on bushes away from the nest waiting to be the first to intercept an incoming adult with food

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