The African Marsh Harrier is found over the eastern half of South Africa as well as the southern bits of the country.
It is a streaky brown colour with the females being a bit darker and more rufous.
Harriers hunt by flying low over grasslands or marshlands looking for prey. These birds can grow to 50 cm, weigh 600 grams with a wingspan of up to 1.2 metres.
They are found singly or in pairs.
The African Marsh Harrier breeds in spring and early summer and makes its nest amongst marshy vegetation.