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Pallid Harrier

(Circus macrourus)
Alternate name(s): "Pale Harrier"
Size: 40-48 cm; wing span 95-120 cm
Weight: 315 g (male), 445 g (female); averages


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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Pallid Harrier at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Photos of a female Pallid Harrier were taken by us in Europe.


Juvenile (possibly female) Pallid Harrier with a big gap in the primaries of one of its wings (probably moulting P4-P6)
[Near Quriyyat, May 2010]

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