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Circus macrourus (S.G. Gmelin, 1770) – Pallid Harrier

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Pale Harrier.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits steppe and wetlands of semi-arid areas up to 4,000m. It is migratory, breeding in Kazakhstan, Russia, China, Romania, Azerbaijan and Turkey, and wintering in Southeast Europe, North Africa, and in the Indian subcontinent (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 18,000-30,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from breeding habitat disturbance due to large-scale agricultural practices and overgrazing (BirdLife International 2018).

References:
BirdLife International 2018. Circus macrourus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22695396A132304131. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22695396A132304131.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Circus macrourus (S.G. Gmelin, 1770) – Pallid Harrier. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1097/Circus-macrourus
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