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Encyclopedia > Harrier (bird)
?Harriers
Montagu's Harrier
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Circinae
Genera

Circus
Geranospiza
Polyboroides
Public domain image of Montagues harrier from http://www. ... Binomial name Circus pygargus Linnaeus, 1758 The Montagus Harrier (Circus pygargus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Placozoa (trichoplax) Orthonectida (orthonectids) Rhombozoa (dicyemids) Subregnum Parazoa Porifera (sponges) Subregnum Eumetazoa Radiata (unranked) (radial symmetry) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anemones) Bilateria (unranked) (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Myxozoa (slime animals) Superphylum Deuterostomia (blastopore becomes anus) Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... {{{subdivision_ranks}}} See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Orders Many - see section below. ... Families Accipitridae Pandionidae Falconidae Sagittariidae The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that include the diurnal birds of prey. ... Subfamilies Elaninae Perninae Milvinae Accipitrinae Buteoninae Aegypiinae Circinae Circaetinae The Accipitridae is one of the two main families within the order Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey). ...

A Harrier is any of several species of diurnal birds of prey which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt or harry small animals or birds (hence their common name). Most are in the genus Circus, the scientific name also arising from the circling movements male and female make when mating. A diurnal animal is an animal that sleeps during the night and is active during the day. ... If you are looking for other meanings of the term, refer to Bird of prey (disambiguation). ... In biology, a genus (plural genera) is a taxonomic grouping. ...


Species list

Binomial name Circus pygargus Linnaeus, 1758 The Montagus Harrier (Circus pygargus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. ... Binomial name Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus, 1766) The Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a bird of prey of the harrier family. ... Species Circus aeruginosus L. 1758 Circus spilonotus Kaup, 1847 Circus approximans Peale, 1848 The Marsh Harriers are birds of prey of the harrier subfamily. ... Species Circus aeruginosus L. 1758 Circus spilonotus Kaup, 1847 Circus approximans Peale, 1848 The Marsh Harriers are birds of prey of the harrier subfamily. ... Species Circus aeruginosus L. 1758 Circus spilonotus Kaup, 1847 Circus approximans Peale, 1848 The Marsh Harriers are birds of prey of the harrier subfamily. ... Binomial name Circus maurus Temminck, 1828 The Black Harrier, Circus maurus is a medium-sized, up to 53cm long, african harrier that can be seen in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. ... Binomial name Circus cinereus (Vieillot, 1816) The Cinereous Harrier(Circus cinereus) is a South American bird of prey of the harrier family. ... Binomial name Circus macrourus S. G. Gmelin, 1770 The Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. ... Binomial name Circus melanoleucos (Pennant, 1769) The Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos) is a species of harrier found in south and south-east Asia. ... Binomial name Circus eylesi The Eyles Harrier is an extinct bird of prey which lived in New Zealand. ... Binomial name Polyboroides typus Smith, 1829 The Harrier Hawk, African Harrier Hawk or Gymnogene (Polyboroides typus) is a bird of prey. ...

External links

  • Harrier videos on the Internet Bird Collection

  Results from FactBites:
 
harrier (bird) (185 words)
The eight species of the marsh harrier, a long-winged hawk, are found among fens, swamps, marshes, and reed beds throughout Europe, North Africa, and the islands of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.
Harriers have long wings and legs, a small head with a short beak, an owl-like frill of thickset feathers around the face, and soft plumage.
They eat frogs, birds, snakes, and small mammals, and are found mainly in marshy areas throughout the world.
Northern Harrier (325 words)
Harriers mature in 2 - 3 years, but may be able to breed their first year.
Harrier is from the Old English word hergian, and means to harass, ravage, or plunder.
Harriers roost and nest on the ground, often in groups in a traditional location.
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