One of several species of hawks or buzzards of the genus Circus which fly low and harry small animals or birds, -- as the European marsh harrier (Circus æruginosus), and the hen harrier (Circus cyaneus).
kahu The Australasian harrier ( Circus approximans) is one of only two birds in New Zealand that hunts animals like rabbits, mice, frogs, fish and small birds during the day. When they are hunting, harriers can fly as high as 200 metres before they dive to catch their prey. They have very good eyesight to be able to see moving prey from so far away.
Any of several slim, low-soaring hawks of the genus Circus, the sole North American species of which is the Northern Harrier, ( Circus cyaneus). Often seen flying low, hunting over wetlands. Formerly known as Marsh Hawk.
A Harrier is any of several species of diurnal birds of prey which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt or harry small animals or birds (hence their common name). Most are in the genus Circus, the scientific name also arising from the circling movements male and female make when mating.
A flight maneuver that places the aircraft into a High Alpha Condition where the wing is aerodynamically stalled and lift is maintained by means of excess power. Control authority is primarily maintained by the down wash of air over the flight controls. In this flight condition the plane is maneuvered around at slow speeds and appears to "hang" on the propeller. Because the airplane appears to "hover" it is likened to the harrier jet...a fixed wing aircraft capable of vertical take off and landing. Report this Word See also: AOA | Angle of Attack | 3D Added by: Leardriver