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Thanks PedroNicolau for the correction :)
Mohammed, it's a beautiful shot but it's not a Pallid Harrier. These have 4 primaries (the so-called "fingers" at the end of the wing). This one has 5, so that also excludes the Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus). The only harriers having 5 fingers are the Marsh Harrier (C. aeruginosus) and the Hen/Northern Harrier (C. cyaneus). This clearly isn't a Marsh Harrier so we are left with the Hen Harrier.This one is a female, possibly an immature.
yes it's thank you Elsa for the correction
Hi Mohammad, this is a great shot! I am wondering (and I just learnt this myself) whether it might be a pallid harrier (Circus macrourus) female because of the collar around the neck?
Spotted on Jan 23, 2013 Submitted on Mar 13, 2013