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Montagu's Harrier

Circus pygargus

Description:

Here a Montagu's Harrier is seen scanning the grasslands in search for its food mainly small rodents, birds and locusts. They hover mid air when hunting to detect prey species by the noises they produce and plan their dive!

Habitat:

Velavadar National Park has an exclusive grassland habitat. The golden grasslands extend uniformly, interspersed with dry thorny scrub. Harriers are widespread winter visitors in India and are known to roost communally. The major communal roost site in India is Velavadar National Park, Gujarat (the world’s largest Harrier roost, 3000 birds).

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5 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Well done on another nomination Vipul. You are building a brilliant portfolio.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Lovely shot Vipul

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Wonderful !

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 5 years ago

Awesome shot!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Oct 27, 2012
Submitted on Nov 10, 2015

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