Circus melanoleucos, Thomas Pennant, 1769
The pied harrier (Circus melanoleucos) is an Asian species of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is migratory, breeding from the Amur valley in eastern Russia and north-eastern China to North Korea. Wintering individuals can be found in a wide area from Pakistan to Philippines. The population consists of approximately 10, 000 individuals and the number is thought to be in moderate decline.
This medium-sized harrier (length 45 cm/18in, wing span 115 cm/46in) nests in steppes and associated wetlands. Wintering individuals are often seen hunting above rice paddies and marshes.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Winter visitor
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Non-breeding visitor BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Accipitriformes Family Accipitridae Genus Circus Species Circus melanoleucos
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Pied harrier (female)
Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom Bang Saphan Noi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Bangkok Province Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Bueng Khong Long Non-Hunting Area Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lang Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Suthep - Pui National Park Doi Tao District, Chiang Mai Don Chedi District, Suphan Buri Fang District, Chiang Mai Hat Yai District, Songkhla Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area In Buri District, Sing Buri Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham Khao Dinsor (Chumphon Raptor Center) Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Sanam Prieng Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai Khura Buri District, Phang Nga Ko Phra Thong Kumphawapi District, Udon Thani Kut Thing Non-Hunting Area Laem Pak Bia Li District, Lamphun Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Chan District, Chiang Rai Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mueang Buriram District, Buriram Mueang Chachoengsao District, Chachoengsao Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Mueang Pan District, Lampang Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Song Hong District, Khon Kaen Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pathum Thani Province Phaisali District, Nakhon Sawan Phan District, Chiang Rai Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Phra Phrom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Phuket Province San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tha Wung District, Lopburi Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thap Lan National Park Thawat Buri District, Roi Et Range map of Circus melanoleucos in Thailand
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