Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae (Kites, Hawks and Eagles)  
Genus: Circus (3 species, 16 worldwide)


Long-winged Harrier
Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni)
Uruguay  
   
Photograph by Dario Niz   This image has been placed in the public domain.

Cinereous Harrier
Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus) Male
Argentina
  Cinereous (greyish) with a typical disc-shapped harrier face used for enhanced hearing.
   
Photograph by Dominic Sherony     Copyright and usage info

Cinereous Harrier
Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus) Male
Laguna Nimez Reserve, El Calafate, Argentina  
   
Photograph by Graham Montgomery   © All Rights Reserved.

Cinereous Harrier
Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus) Female
Laguna Nimez Reserve, Santa Cruz, Argentina  
   
Photograph by Graham Montgomery   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) Male
Green Cay Nature Center, Delray Beach, Florida, USA  
   

Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius) Female
Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA  
   

The north American harrier, a family of large hawks with circular disc shaped faces used for enhanced hearing. Harriers glide beautifully over open areas looking and listening for prey.


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