Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) - HBW 2, p. 140
French: Busard cendré
Spanish: Aguilucho Cenizo
Taxonomy: Falco Pygargus Linnaeus, 1758, England.
Known to have hybridized with C. macrourus. Monotypic.
Distribution: NW Africa and S & C Europe E through Caspian lowlands to Kazakhstan and upper R Yenisey. Winters in Africa S of Sahara and Indian Subcontinent S to Sri Lanka.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A adult male hunting for prey, flies low over the fields. Locality Groningen Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 20 July 2011 1 year ago 1 min 42 sec 3.7
perched female, has a shake and then flies Locality Naliya Grasslands, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 15 December 2009 3 years ago 19 sec 3.7
side view of male perched on the ground Locality Velavadar, Bhavnagar District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 9 December 2009 3 years ago 20 sec 3.7
An adult male chasing a buzzard and give's a beautiful show. Locality Groningen Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 10 July 2011 1 year ago 1 min 22 sec 3.5
female flying Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 3 years ago 27 sec 3.5
a female on flight Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 3 years ago 22 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 38 photos
A male bathing.
Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (Monotypic species)
Jesús Laborda 14 June 2012 35 weeks ago 4.5
Sitting in a field
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 22 January 2011 2 years ago 4.4
montagu's in early morning light.
Locality Bangalore, Karnataka, India
vinaydarbal 22 December 2010 2 years ago 4.4
Macho bebiendo en un arroyo. Male drinking at a stream.
Locality Pinto, Madrid, Spain
Luis Miguel Ruiz Gordón 26 weeks ago 4.3
Adult male Montagu's Harrier flew by our safaricar.
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Antero Topp 4 March 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Male in flight
Locality Bangalore Rural, Karnataka, India (ssp Circus pygargus))
Dayananda 1 year ago 4.2
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