Montagu's harrier


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Related to Montagu's harrier: Lesser Kestrel, Western Marsh Harrier

Montagu's harrier

(ˈmɒntəˌɡjuːz)
n
(Animals) a brownish European bird of prey, Circus pygargus, with long narrow wings and a long tail: family Accipitridae (hawks, harriers, etc)
[C19: named after Col. George Montagu (1751–1815), British naturalist]
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Noun1.Montagu's harrier - brownish European harrier
genus Circus, Circus - a genus of haws comprising the harriers
harrier - hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals
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Montagu's harrier Mo is protected by law but disappeared suddenly without trace - even though she has a satellite tracker tag - fuelling speculation she was illegally shot.
South Stack's seacliffs brimmed with guillemots and razorbills at the weekend, but the Montagu's harrier had moved on.
Among those organising community events is Guisborough mum Louise Wooler, 40, who is hoping to recreate magic memories of state occasions for her neighbours on Montagu's Harrier.
In this study, blood samples were obtained from nestlings (18 males and 22 females) of a natural-vegetation breeding population of Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) in eastern Spain in order to establish reference intervals for blood values.
The raid also found four stuffed owls, a Montagu's Harrier, a Marsh Harrier and Honey Buzzard.
Between the 1870s and 1970s five more species saw numbers drop to less than 100 pairs, with the Montagu's harrier becoming temporarily extinct in the 1970s.
A pair of Montagu's harrier are visible from a new RSPB watchpoint on the Lincolnshire coast.
A Montagu's harrier at RSPB South Stack was a great find and stayed through Monday, but a Crane over Fenn's Moss just kept on flying.
Adrian Neil Jordan, 25, of Montagu's Harrier, Nathan Mark Calvert, 19, of Howlbeck Road, and Steven Combellack, 23, Newholme Court, all Guisborough, appeared before Teesside Magistrates last Friday, accused of destroying or damaging property.
Metastatic oral squamous cell carcinoma in a Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus).
A police raid two years ago found two bald eagle eggs, two honey buzzard eggs, four Egyptian vulture eggs, four stuffed owls and a Montagu's harrier.
A pair of Montagu's harrier will be visible when a specially mounted RSPB watchpoint opens on the Lincolnshire coast, near Boston.