Montagu's harrier

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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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Along with the breathtaking Imperial Eagle they also enjoyed the spectacle of thousands of the large soaring raptors, the buzzards, black kites, short-toed eagles, Montagu's Harriers, flocks of black and white Storks and groups of common cranes.
The nesting sites of Montagu's harriers are a close-kept secret to prevent theft by egg collectors.
One went to Anglesey's Peter Hope Jones, who started his career protecting Montagu's harriers at Newborough Warren and has published more than 140 works on birds, including co-authoring the huge Birds of Anglesey.
The studied population may reflect typical blood values for the species, since it is a free-living population that seems not to be constrained by food availability, as it is the population of Montagu's harriers with the highest productivity within Europe.
Only data on pellet contents from Montagu's Harriers became available during the study; data from other species will be published elsewhere.