Circus melanoleucos   (Pennant,  1769) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Accipitridae

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Description
Size: 46- 49 cm

A slim and elegant long-winged raptor of contrasting black-and-white plumage. Female dark brown above with whitish rump; rufous below. Confusable with other female harrier in the field.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Pied Harrier (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 75.96) INDIA
• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.66) (Long: 76.18) INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake (Lat: 9.66) (Long: 76.31) INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 76.31) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nameer, PO (2005) Wetlands and waterfowl conservation in kerala with special reference to Ramsar sites kerala environment congress 2005 Centre for environment and development 97-112 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • The Internet Bird Collection (IBC) Available at - http://ibc.lynxeds.com/
  • 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

Page last updated on:2012-10-30

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