Circus pygargus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyrights: pbase

Size: 46-49 cm

Male: Similar to Pallid Harrier but darker grey tinged with brown. Grey throat and breast below white with chestnut shaft stripes. A narrow black transverse wing bar diagnostic. Female indistinguishable from female Pale Harrier.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Montagus Harriers
Economic Importance and Threats

Trophic Level:  Consumer
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • PBase Available at -
  • Srinivasulu, C (2004) Birds of kawal wildlife sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh , India Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 101(1) 3-25 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ali, S (1977) The book of Indian birds Bombay Natural History Society 175 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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