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Harrier

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Harriers
Montagu's Harrier
 
Montagu's Harrier
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Falconiformes
 
Family: Accipitridae
 
Subfamily: Circinae
 
Genera
Circus
Geranospiza
Polyboroides

A Harrier is any of several species of diurnal birds of prey which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt or harry small animals or birds (hence their common name). Most are in the genus Circus, the scientific name also arising from the circling movements male and female make when mating.

Species list

  • Montagu's Harrier, Circus pygargus
    Northern or Hen Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    Western Marsh Harrier, Circus aeruginosus
    Eastern Marsh Harrier, Circus spilonotus
    African Marsh Harrier, Circus ranivorus
    Swamp Harrier, Circus approximans
    Madagascar Marsh Harrier, Circus maillardi
    Long-winged Harrier, Circus buffoni
    Spotted Harrier, Circus assimilis
    Black Harrier, Circus maurus
    Cinereous Harrier, Circus cinereus
    Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus
    Pied Harrier, Circus melanoleucos
    Madagascar Harrier-hawk, Polyboroides radiatus
    African Harrier-hawk, Polyboroides typus
    Crane Hawk, Geranospiza caerulescens

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