circus aeruginosus

Circus (genus)

Circus is the largest genus of the harriers, a group of diurnal birds of prey which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt or harry small animals or birds. The genus name Circus refers to the circling movements the male and female make when mating.

Species list


  • Ferguson-Lees, Christie, Franklin, Mead and Burton Raptors of the World ISBN: 0713680261

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