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 6 weeks ago 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 8 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 8 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 5 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 5 years ago 20 sec 4
PhotosSee all 62 photos
Montagu's Harrier Preening...
Locality Little Rann of Kutch, Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Manish Panchal 23 January 2015 12 weeks ago 4.9
Locality Ushcherpe, Bryansk Oblast, Western Russia, Russia
Sergey Shursha 14 May 2014 25 weeks ago 4.8
A male bathing.
Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (Monotypic species)
Jesús Laborda 14 June 2012 2 years ago 4.8
Macho bebiendo en un arroyo. Male drinking at a stream.
Locality Pinto, Madrid, Spain
Luis Miguel Ruiz Gordón 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Bryansk Oblast, Western Russia, Russia
Sergey Shursha 27 April 2014 25 weeks ago 4.5
montagu's in early morning light.
Locality Bangalore, Karnataka, India
vinaydarbal 22 December 2010 4 years ago 4.5
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