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 29 videos
Male resting after the hunt, with open wings, typical posture. Preening Locality Parma, Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (Monotypic species)
maurizioravasini 22 June 2004 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 1 min 5 sec 5
A slow motion view of a male flying over a field. Locality Castuera, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2014 4 weeks ago 1 min 11 sec 4.5
female flying Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 5 years ago 27 sec 4.3
A female flying over a field. Locality Castuera, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2014 4 weeks ago 32 sec 4
perched female, has a shake and then flies Locality Naliya Grasslands, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 15 December 2009 4 years ago 19 sec 4
side view of male perched on the ground Locality Velavadar, Bhavnagar District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 9 December 2009 4 years ago 20 sec 4
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A male bathing.
Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (Monotypic species)
Jesús Laborda 14 June 2012 2 years ago 4.8
Montagu's Harrier Preening...
Locality Little Rann of Kutch, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Manish Panchal 23 January 2015 8 weeks ago 4.6
Macho bebiendo en un arroyo. Male drinking at a stream.
Locality Pinto, Madrid, Spain
Luis Miguel Ruiz Gordón 2 years ago 4.6
montagu's in early morning light.
Locality Bangalore, Karnataka, India
vinaydarbal 22 December 2010 4 years ago 4.5
Sitting in a field; ID unsure (Pallid?)
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 22 January 2011 4 years ago 4.4
Locality Gujarat, India
Mohamed Samsoor Ali 14 February 2013 2 years ago 4.4
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