Species Details

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Pallid Harrier Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Circus macrourus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Pale Harrier
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Pallid Harrier is a slim and lightweight raptor whose male is different from the female (adult bird length approximately 48 cm, weight 300 g, wing 35 cm, bill 2.6 cm, tarsus 7.3 cm, tail 23 cm). The male looks pale grey from above and almost white from below. It feeds on grasshoppers, skinks, lizards, frogs, rats and small birds. It also catches flying fish on migration.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Uday Agashe (www.inaturalist.org/people/Uday Agashe ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Thijs Fijenmore information, please contact us.