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 21 videos
female flying Locality Fathala Forest, Sine Saloum Delta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 4 years ago 27 sec 4.3
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 4
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 4
A adult male hunting for prey, flies low over the fields. Locality Groningen Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 20 July 2011 2 years ago 1 min 42 sec 3.9
A juvenile chasing in flight Locality Crau Plain, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Pascal Vagner 18 August 2013 30 weeks ago 25 sec 3.8
flying male, alights on the ground Locality Velavadar, Bhavnagar District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 9 December 2009 3 years ago 12 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 50 photos
A male bathing.
Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (Monotypic species)
Jesús Laborda 14 June 2012 1 year ago 4.6
montagu's in early morning light.
Locality Bangalore, Karnataka, India
vinaydarbal 22 December 2010 3 years ago 4.5
Sitting in a field; ID unsure (Pallid?)
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 22 January 2011 3 years ago 4.4
Adult male Montagu's Harrier flew by our safaricar.
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Antero Topp 4 March 2011 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Gujarat, India
Mohamed Samsoor Ali 14 February 2013 1 year ago 4.4
Macho bebiendo en un arroyo. Male drinking at a stream.
Locality Pinto, Madrid, Spain
Luis Miguel Ruiz Gordón 1 year ago 4.3
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