Chapter: Marsh Harrier

Morris. Chapter: Marsh Harrier

Illustration accompanying the chapter on the Marsh Harrier in Morris' A History of British Birds

This illustration on the Marsh Harrier, like the other images in this book, accompanies the chapter on the respective bird. In the illustration, the bird seems to be standing on a flat surface and peering down into the distance. Although in the images in this book there are no interactions between birds and nature, we are able to see a minimal semblance of environment. Thus, the focus is not on the Marsh Harrier in nature, but the body of the bird itself. Like the Peregrine and Bearded Tit, the Marsh Harrier seems proportional and the portrayal of its features is realistic.

Chapter: Marsh Harrier