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Reunion Harrier

From Opus

Alternative names: Madagascar Marsh Harrier; Malagasy Marsh Harrier

Circus maillardi

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[edit] Identification

Black head and back with white streaks and a white belly. The tail is grey, the rump is white and the wings are grey and black with a white leading edge. Females are dark brown with a white rump and barred tail.

[edit] Distribution

Madagascar, RĂ©union and the Comoros

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized:

Both subspecies are sometimes accepted as full species.
Reunion Harrier has in the past been treated as subspecies of Western Marsh Harrier.

[edit] Habitat

Marshland and grassland

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Diet includes rats, mice and insects.

[edit] Breeding

2-3 white eggs are laid.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

[edit] External Links

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