1. Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier
Classification(s) : Predator, Prey
Cat Name : Hawk
Common Name : Northern Harrier
Scientific Name : Circus cyaneus
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

A medium-sized gray or brown hawk.

Physical Statistics :

Males
Length: 16-18 Inches (40-46 Centimeters)
Weight: 10-14oz (283-397g)
Wingspan: 38-43 Inches (75-100 Centimeters)
Females
Length: 18-20 Inches (45-51 Centimeters)
Weight: 14-21oz (396-595g)
Wingspan: 43-48 Inches (100-125 Centimeters)

Behavior :

A hawk that hunts prarie, marsh, wetlands, and logged forests.

Social Organization :

Solitary unless breeding, roosts communally during the winter.

Approval Level : None; Winter attacks by Northern Harriers would be rather common throughout the area the cats live in.
Kill Difficulty : High;

These large hawks have deadly beaks and talons.

Training Level : Specialty - Raptor;

Normally too high for a cat to pursue, they must be ambushed when they are hunting.

Hunting Tactic : Small Raptors
Food Quality : High; Large and full of rich, nutritious flesh.
Danger Level : Medium (Kits and small apprentices are vulnerable);

Northern Harriers will strike against a cat they see as easy prey.