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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Prosecutors claimed that Dack, of Montagu's Harrier, Guisborough, then shoved his hand up the woman's skirt.
My untrained eye is unable to tell what I'm looking at, but I'm soon informed they are two marsh harriers, one honey buzzard, and a Montagu's harrier. Binoculars held firmly to my eyes, I follow one individual as he works his way up the thermal, before suddenly taking off over the hillside, heading east.
According to the few articles found, it is difficult to determine the importance of harvest mice in Montagu's harrier (Circus pygargus) and marsh harrier (C.
Montagu's Harrier is similar in that the male is also pale grey throughout but a darker grey and with a black bar on the wing and chestnut streaking on the flanks.
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.
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.
Morel & Morel 1978, Mullie & Keith 1993a, Mullie 2009), as well as on the basis of visual observations during the study, on gizzard contents of birds found dead, e.g., as road victims in our study area, and on the contents of regurgitated pellets (see also next paragraph) collected in roosts of communal species such as White Stork, Montagu's Harrier and Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni, observed species were classified as acridivorous or nonacridivorous.
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.
Some of the rarest eggs included those of a red-necked phalarope and a Montagu's harrier, while among the dead birds was a honey buzzard.
A pair of Montagu's harrier are visible from a new RSPB watchpoint on the Lincolnshire coast.