cinereous harrier

cinereous harrier facts

Name: Vari / Cinereous Harrier
Scientific Name: Circus cinereus
Family: Accipitridae
Order: n/a
Size: Male 44cm, Female 50cm (19 – 22in)
Weight: n/a

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 grey back and lives in valleys and ridges.

Reproduction:
Nests in bushes or in reeds. Places between 2 and 4 eggs.

Distribution:
All Chile

Residence:
From September to March.

Food:
Carnivore, hunts offspring of aquatic birds and mice.

Habitat:
Thickets, perimeters of forest and wetlands.

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