Montagu’s Harrier

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Montagu’s Harrier – Circus pygargus – is a medium sized migratory Raptor of the Family Accipitridae, the Order Accipitriformes and is of Type – diurnal-raptor. It breeds across Eurasia from W Europe to N of Central Mongolia, in the AWB Region it breeds in the Maghreb, Central and E Turkey, S Caucasus and NE Iran. It migrates in winter to the Sahel and Savannah of sub-Saharan Africa and down eastern Africa to Lesotho. Asian birds winter in the Indian sub-continent.

Type – diurnal-raptor
Habitat Summer: generally lowland, rough grassland, heathland, moorland, young conifer areas, near wetland,
Habitat Nests : in reed beds, in tall vegetation on ground
Habitat Winter: Steppes and Savannahs

Order..: Accipitriformes
Family.: Accipitridae
Genus..: Circus

Species: Circus pygargus
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