Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) - HBW 2, p. 140

French: Busard pâle German: Steppenweihe Spanish: Aguilucho Papialbo

Taxonomy: Falco macrourus S. G. Gmelin, 1770, Voronezh, Russia.
Known to have hybridized with C. pygargus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Ukraine and SW Russia E to L Balkash region, NW China and perhaps N Mongolia; irregularly breeds farther W to Sweden and Germany. Winters mainly in Africa S of Sahara, and from Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka E to S China, and irregularly to E China.

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