Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Pied Harrier

Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos

Described by: Pennant (1769)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Circus melanoleucus


India - Jan, 1995 © W. S. Clark  Bangalore, Karnataka, India - Feb, 2009 © Rajneesh Suvarna 
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C. e. Asia;
S. Siberia (Lake Baikal and Transbaicalia to Amurland and Ussuriland) e. in ne. Mongolia, n. China (Manchuria, Heilungkiang), and n. Korea. Isolated populations have bred in ne. India (Assam), n. Burma and the Philippines.
Winters in India, Sri Lanka, se. Asia, s. China, Borneo and the Philippines (Sula Is.). Some birds may winter in s. Ussuriland and ne. China. Sometimes winters in Taiwan.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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