Hen harrier

Description
Hen harriers are rare winter visitors to Devon, but this bird was shot by game keeper Ernest Isles at Morchard Bishop, mid-Devon, in 1923. It remains the most persecuted of birds since it is seen as a threat to grouse numbers on shooting estates.
Accession Loan No.
56/1923
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
hen harrier
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
ACCIPITRIDAE: Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus): hen harrier
Period Classification
Inter War (1918-1939); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Isles, Ernest
Collection Parish
Morchard Bishop
Collection Town
Crediton
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
ACCIPITRIDAE
Genus
Circus
Species
cyaneus

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