Montagus Harrier
Circus pygargus

– medium-sized raptor, considerably smaller and much slimmer than Common Buzzard
– diurnal migrant, active sea-crossing
– migrates singly


Montagu’s HarrierCircus pygargus, 1CY
BIF1842, 01/09/2011, Besh Barmag Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
BIF1843, 10/04/2012, Besh Barmag Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
BIF1844, 24/04/2011, Sarysu River, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
BIF1845, 24/04/2011, Sarysu River, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
BIF1846, 26/06/2014, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
BIF1847, 26/06/2014, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
BIF1848, 24/04/2011, Sarysu River, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, 3CY M
BIF1849, 10/04/2012, Besh Barmag Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
BIF1850, 18/04/2012, Besh Barmag Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
BIF1851, 26/06/2014, Jüterbog, Germany, Mathias Putze

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
BIF1852, 24/04/2011, Sarysu River, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
BIF1853, 24/04/2011, Sarysu River, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, 2CY
BIF1854, 14/06/2013, Prignitz, Germany, Mathias Putze

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, AD M
Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava beema, M
BIF1855, 09/05/2011, Zolotoya Niva, Kazakstan, Patrick Franke

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, 1CY
BIF1856, 19/09/2010, Ras Garib, Egypt, Michael Heiß

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus, 1CY
BIF1857, 14/09/2010, Ras Garib, Egypt, Michael Heiß

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Hen Harrier (v)
Northern Harrier (v)
Pallid Harrier (v)

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