Circus spilonotus   Kaup,  1847 (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Falconiiformes
Family:Accipitridae

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Description
Size: 48-59 cm

Color: Male, with blackish or streaked head; black mantle and median coverts (feathers boldly edged with white). Female, cream head and breast with dark streaking; dark-barred greyish flight feathers and tail; white upper tail-coverts; and diffuse streaking on underparts. Juvenile: Rather dark; head mainly cream, with variable dark streaks

Voice: Usually silent

Habits: Solitary spends time near marshland and jheels.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Eastern Marsh-Harrier (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Frogs, fish, weak bird, lizards, feild mice and voles and large insects
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2012-09-11

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