Montagus Harrier

Scientific Name: Circus pygargus
Common Name: Montagu’s Harrier
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Identifying Features: males are pale grey, females are brown, yellow legs, black beak

Fun Facts:

  • 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 Devadossvia Flickr.

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