Pallid harriers are rare migrant birds the Netherlands.

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Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male
Circus macrourus - Pallid harrier
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: Circus macrourus
Dutch name: Steppekiekendief
Common name: Pallid harrier
Location: Bentwoud, The Netherlands

Remarks: 3rd calendar year male


Field characteristics

Very lean harrier with an elastic flight, almost like a tern. Like a Montagu's harrier, it has only four primaries. Male is light grey with black wingtips.The bands on the lower side of a Montagu's harrier of the wings is missing. The rump is white. Females and juveniles are larger than a Mopntagu's harrier and have a characteristic light band in the neck..

Sound:

Singing male and female call.

 

 

 

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