Monday, December 26, 2011

Pallid Harrier - young male

This handsome bird is a young male Pallid Harrier. As an adult, this bird would show a very different coloring(whitish-grey). They are winter migrants to parts of Europe and Asia, especially India.

pallid harrier male
A young male Pallid Harrier sits on his mound amongst the dry grasslands of Bangalore

Common Name: Pallid Harrier
Scientific Name: Circus macrourus
Location: Bangalore, India
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF 600mm F4 L IS
Exif: F6.3, 1/2500, ISO-400

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  1. he's beautiful. love his sharp eye.

  2. OUTSTANDING portrait of this BEAUTY...!!

    Wonderfully captured behind the golden moving grass.....!!! SUBLIME, Angad!!

    All my very best wishes for the coming new Year & looking forward to come back and admiring your magnificient & unique Wildlife Photography!

    ciao ciao elvira

  3. Gorgeous, you sure got the eye, his and your creative genius~ Happy New Year~

  4. Lovely picture Angad. I like the colour of the swaying grasses.Happy New Year. Mike

  5. A wonderful bird I have never seen before. Look so elegant. Great shot and light.

    Have sent you a new mail about NL.


  6. Replies
    1. Hi.

      Nice pic, however, not of a Pallid Harrier. The total lack of a pale collar - to mention one important feature fits Montagu's Harrier better in this csse.


      JanJ Sweden

    2. Thank you so much for the info, I had initially put it up as a Montugu's only, but a lot of other photographers and birders commented saying it was an immature male Pallid.



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