Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus   [SG Gmelin, 1770]

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Order: Accipitriformes Family: Accipitridae
BTO Codes: , PALHA EURING No: 2620
Number in Britain: 0 records/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: 1 Global Conservation Concern; Endangered
Global: Near Threatened (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Accidental
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 44 cm Wingspan: 108 cm Weight: M: 380 g   F: 500 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: kirkos=a type of hawk and Gr.: makros + oura=tail
World Distribution: BREEDS e Europe & c Asia, WINTERS: s Europe, s Asia & Africa
Habitat: Steppe, marsh and farmland
Diet: Mostly small mammals and birds, also insects, reptiles
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Shetland, 1931 (Witherby, H. 1932. British Birds 28:8-11)
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 21 Summary of Records by Year
Most Likely to Occur in: Too few records
Most Recent County Records:
   Scotland: Orkney (1995), Perth & Kinross (1993), Shetland (2007),
   North-east England: East Yorkshire (2003),
   North-west England:
   English Midlands: Leicestershire (1993),
   Eastern England: Essex (1993), Norfolk (2006), Suffolk (1999),
   South-east England: Kent (2002),
   South-west England: Cornwall (2003), Dorset (1938), Isles of Scilly (2005),

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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh:
Danish: Steppehųg Dutch: Steppekiekendief
Finnish: Arosuohaukka French: Busard pāle
German: Steppenweihe Hungarian: Fakó rétihéja
Icelandic: Fölheišir Irish:
Italian: Albanella pallida Norwegian: Steppehauk
Polish: Blotniak stepowy Portuguese: Tartaranhćo-de-peito-branco
Spanish: Aguilucho papialbo Swedish: Stäpphök

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