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Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a vanishing, extremely rare bird of prey in Poland. Its broods in the Lublin region were recorded sporadically at the end of the 20th century, mainly in the Łęczyńsko-Włodawskie Lakeland. This bird nests on the ground and this is one of the reasons for its almost complete extinction in Poland. The photo shows a female Hen Harrier that hunts in the field, probably for rodents. As W. Taczanowski writes. 1882. in Domestic Birds. The Hen Harrier lives on the vast plains of Europe and Asia, moves southwards from the northern countries to the wintering area, but does not expel it from the borders of Europe. It is the only harrier out of 4 occurring in Poland that can be seen in Central Europe in winter and it was done in Roztocze. Observation of this extremely rare species of bird of prey in Roztocze is a great joy for bird watchers.

 

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