Pallid Harrier

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Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus), is a medium sized, migratory Raptor of the Family Accipitridae. In summer it breeds from Ukraine to NW Mongolia. In winter the Central Asian breeders migrate to the Indian subcontinent, the W Asian and E European birds migrate to sub-Saharan Africa (except for dense forests and arid areas). Across the AWB Region it is largely a bird of passage except from the Sahel southwards where they become winter migrants. There are a number of small isolated areas across the Middle East and the Maghreb where it also appears to overwinter.

Type….. Raptor
Habitat Summer: Steppes and grassy plains near wetlands, nests on ground or swamps, hidden in vegetation
Habitat Winter: also open country, farmland, open woodland and mountain plateaux

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

Species: Circus macrourus
Pallid Harrier – Species Factfile – arkive.org
Pallid Harrier – Species Factsheet – birdlife.org
Pallid Harrier – Species sheet – wikipedia.org
Pallid Harrier – Species sheet – europeanraptors.org
Pallid Harrier – Range & calls – xeno-canto.org
Pallid Harrier – Sightings – ebird.org

Additional Material…
Pallid Harrier – Images – google.ae
Pallid Harrier – Video – youtube.com
Pallid Harrier – Redlist status – iucnredlist.org

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