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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For many, sadly, a look at these new stamps next week will pose the question: 'What about the red kite, buzzard, sparrowhawk, osprey, golden eagle, hobby, peregrine, marsh harrier, montague's harrier, long-eared owl, little owl and tawny owl?'.