Species Details

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Scientific Name : Circus cyaneus
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Northern Harrier
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Northern Harrier is a sleek long-winged bird of prey (adult bird length approximately 48 cm, wing 36.5 cm, bill 2.6 cm, tarsus 7.3 cm, tail 23 cm). The male and female differ. The male has a dark grey head, breast. The female is dark brown above with a paler neck and a prominent white band on the uppertail-coverts. It mainly feeds on lizards, rodents, small birds and large insects.
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: Andrew Reding(www.inaturalist.org/people/Andrew Reding),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Bruno Durandmore information, please contact us.