Cinereous Harrier Facts   

  • Name:
    Vari / Cinereous Harrier
  • Scientific Name:
    Circus cinereus
  • Family:
  • Description:
    Bird of narrow, pointed wings. Its manner of flying is characterized by being very acrobatic.There is sexual dimorphism. The female has a light brown belly and dark brown back, living in places with nearby water sources. The male has a grey back and lives in valleys and ridges.
  • Size:
    Male 44 cm. Female 50 cm. (19- 22 in)
Vari / Cinereous Harrier


nests on bushes or in reeds. Places between 2 and 4 eggs.


All Chile.


From September to March.


Carnivore, hunts offspring of aquatic birds and mice.


Thickets, perimeters of forests and wetlands.

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