Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus

A very rare visitor to the UK from south-east Europe, however records here and elsewhere in northern Europe are increasing where there have been a number of reports of mixed pairings with Hen Harrier (and Montagu's Harrier). A number of hybrids have been identified and it seems likely that others have been overlooked as one or other pure species.

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juvenile Pallid Harrier, Qitbit (Dhofar, Oman), 14th November 2017

 

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juvenile Pallid Harrier, Flitcham (Norfolk, UK), 19th December 2015 - same bird as at Snettisham, below

 

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juvenile Pallid Harrier, Snettisham (Norfolk, UK), 28th November 2015 - same bird as at Flitcham, above

 

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juvenile Pallid Harrier, Black Down (Somerset, UK), 1st October 2011

 

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juvenile Pallid Harrier, New Holkham (Norfolk, UK), 6th March 2017

 

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Pallid Harrier, Sahnawt Farm (Dhofar, Oman), 11th November 2017

 

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Pallid Harrier, Sahnawt Farm (Dhofar, Oman), 11th November 2017