Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus


BirdLife International. 2004. Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

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del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Ferguson-Lees, J.; Christie, D.A. 2001. Raptors of the World. Christopher Helm, London.

Galushin, V.; Clarke, R.; Davygora, A. 2003. International Action Plan for the Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus).

Kiliç, D. T.; Eken, G. 2004. Türkiye'nin önemli kus alanlari: 2004 Güncellemesi (Turkish IBAs). Doga Dernegi, Ankara.

Kuznetsov, A. V. 1994. Birds of prey of the Kostroma lowland. In: Kurochkin, E.N. (ed.), Modern ornithology, pp. 86-93. Nauka, Moscow.

Limiñana, R., Arroyo, B., Terraube, J., McGrady, M., & Mougeot, F. 2015. Using satellite telemetry and environmental niche modelling to inform conservation targets for a long-distance migratory raptor in its wintering grounds. Oryx 49(2): 329-337.

Ollé, A. Trabalon, F. & Bertran, M. 2015. Occurrence of the Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus in the Western Mediterranean revisited: a new migrant and wintering species. Available at: http://revistacatalanaornitologia.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/i-am-no-longer-rarity.html.

Snow, D.W.; Perrins, C.M. 1998. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Terraube, J., Arroyo, B. E., Bragin, A., Bragin, E., & Mougeot, F. 2012a. Ecological factors influencing the breeding distribution and success of a nomadic, specialist predator. Biodiversity and Conservation 21(7): 1835-1852.

Terraube, J., Mougeot, F., Cornulier, T., Verma, A., Gavrilov, A., & Arroyo, B. 2012b. Broad wintering range and intercontinental migratory divide within a core population of the near‐threatened pallid harrier. Diversity and Distributions 18(4): 401-409.

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Tucker, G.M.; Heath, M.F. 1994. Birds in Europe: Their Conservation Status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

International Action Plan

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Media resources
Euro Bird Portal

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Circus macrourus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/01/2021.