Bird
Mammal
Mammal
Login
Forgot password
Registrer
You should not be able to see this
E-mail


Password (minumum 8 letters)


Autologin:


Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)

Appearance:

Slender and elegant harrier, with narrow wings and four "fingers". Adult male easily recognized by very pale grey and white plumage, with diagnostic wedge-shaped, black wing-tips (outermost primary grey). Female and immature birds often difficult to tell from Montagu's Harrier and Hen Harrier. Adult female differs from Montagu's by lack of dark band on upper wing, and by diffuse, sooty inner underwing. Pale bands do not reach wingpit, and under coverts are darker. Differs from female Hen Harrier by noticeably slimmer wings (both hand and arm) and only 4 fingers (but beware moulting Hen Harriers). Immature similar to Montagu's with unstreaked, rufous underparts. Differs in pale tips of inner primaries, and dark half-collar and pale "boa".

Sound:

Some calls similar to Montagu's and Hen Harrier, but display call quite diagnostic. A thin, vibrating trill "peerrrrrrrr".

Display call:

Error loading Flash for sound!
See sound file


Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

CC

CC-sound:Thijs Fijen, Licence,Link.



Facts:

Length (cm):
40-48
Wingspan (cm):
95-120
Weight (gram):
300-550
Size group:
Crow-size
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Raptors
Silhouette
Next species
Prev species

Change to another species

Compare to another species

Several different images of the species

Image MediaImage Media
Image MediaImage Media
Image MediaImage Media
Image Media

Several different sounds of the species

Albanian
Armenian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Croatian
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
Georgian
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Norwegian
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Sami : Lule sami
Sami : North sami
Sami : South sami
Scientific names
Serbian
Swedish
Ukrainian
Contact us
Developed by Hemb Studios 2012 - 2019 (Jan Greger Hemb)