Scientific Name: Circus pygargus Common Name: Montagu’s Harrier Other Name:
Identifying Features: males are pale grey, females are brown, yellow legs, black beak
- The Montagu’s harrier is a long distance migrant. Birds from Eurasia spend the winter in sub-Saharan Africa, while those from the eastern part of the range migrate to the Indian subcontinent.
- In a manner typical of harriers, prey is passed between partners in the air: The female flies underneath the male, who drops the prey for her to catch.
This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.
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