cinereous harrier facts
Name: Vari / Cinereous Harrier
Scientific Name: Circus cinereus
Size: Male 44cm, Female 50cm (19 – 22in)
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 grey back and lives in valleys and ridges.
Nests in bushes or in reeds. Places between 2 and 4 eggs.
From September to March.
Carnivore, hunts offspring of aquatic birds and mice.
Thickets, perimeters of forest and wetlands.