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Alternative names: Madagascar Marsh Harrier; Malagasy Marsh Harrier
Black head and back with white streaks and a white belly. The tail is grey, the rump is white and the wings are grey and black with a white leading edge. Females are dark brown with a white rump and barred tail.
Two subspecies are recognized:
Both subspecies are sometimes accepted as full species.
Marshland and grassland
Diet includes rats, mice and insects.
2-3 white eggs are laid.
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