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Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) - HBW 2, p. 138

French: Busard tacheté German: Fleckenweihe Spanish: Aguilucho Moteado
Other common names: Jardine's/Allied Harrier

Taxonomy: Circus assimilis Jardine and Selby, 1828, Sydney, New South Wales.
Formerly recognized race quirindus of Sulawesi doubtfully valid. Monotypic.

Distribution: Australia; Sulawesi and Sula Is (C Moluccas); also recorded on Sumba and Timor (Lesser Sundas), but probably migrants.

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