Western Marsh Harrier
Circus aeruginosus

– medium-sized raptor, roughly size of Common Buzzard but slimmer
– diurnal migrant, active sea-crossing
– migrates singly, often flocks at migration bottlenecks


Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M
BIF1886, 29/06/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M
BIF1887, 08/04/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M
BIF1888, 08/04/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M
BIF1889, 08/04/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M
BIF1890, 01/05/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M
BIF1891, 13/06/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M
BIF1892, 08/05/2014, Demmin, Germany, Michael Heiß

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M
BIF1893, 09/05/2011, Greifswald, Germany, Michael Heiß

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD F
BIF1894, 08/04/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD F
BIF1895, 08/04/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus, AD F
BIF1896, 08/04/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus, AD F
BIF1897, 08/04/2014, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, 1CY
BIF1898, 28/09/2010, Ras Garib, Egypt, Michael Heiß

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD F
BIF1899, 25/07/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus harterti, 1CY
BIF1900, 31/12/2012, Larache, Morroco, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus harterti, 1CY
BIF1901, 31/12/2012, Larache, Morroco, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, 1CY
BIF1902, 24/07/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, 1CY
BIF1903, 18/08/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, 1CY
BIF1904, 18/08/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, 1CY
BIF1905, 15/10/2010, Hamata, Egypt, Michael Heiß

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M F
BIF1906, 01/05/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Western Marsh Harrier Circus a. aeruginosus, AD M F
BIF1907, 01/05/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Booted Eagle (v)
Common Buzzard (v)
Black Kite (v)
Eastern Marsh Harrier (v)
Hen Harrier (v)

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