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Swamp Harrier

Circus approximans Peale, TR 1849

The swamp harrier, also known as the Australasian marsh harrier, Australasian harrier or swamp-hawk, is a large, slim bird of prey widely distributed across Australasia. In New Zealand it is also known as the harrier hawk, hawk, or by the Māori name kāhu. Its arrival in New Zealand happened within the last 700 years, replacing the larger extinct New Zealand endemic species Eyles's harrier. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Circus
Scientific:
  Circus approximans


Original description

Citation:
  Peale, TR 1849

Reference:
   U.S. Explor. Exped. [Wilkes] 8 p.64

Imprint year:
  1848

Protonym:
  Circus approximans


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  1ACF5A6EA3C82C25

Avibase ID:
  avibase-1ACF5A6E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1ACF5A6E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 559298

Geographic range:

  • Circus approximans: Australasian region and sw Oceania
English:
Swamp Harrier
Catalan:
Arpella del Pacífic
Czech:
moták tichomořský
Danish:
Australsk Rørhøg
German:
Sumpfweihe
Spanish:
Aguilucho Lagunero del Pacífico
Spanish (Spain):
Aguilucho Lagunero del Pacífico
Finnish:
australiansuohaukka
French:
Busard de Gould
Croatian:
australska eja
Hungarian:
mocsári rétihéja
Italian:
Albanella australasiatica
Japanese (romaji):
minamichuuhi
Japanese:
ミナミチュウヒ
Lithuanian:
Fidžinė lingė
Dutch:
Pacifische Bruine Kiekendief
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Australsivhauk
Norwegian:
Australsivhauk
Polish:
błotniak moczarowy
Portuguese:
Tartaranhão-dos-pauis-do-pacífico
Russian:
Тихоокеанский лунь
Slovak:
kaňa barinná
Serbian:
Australazijska eja
Swedish:
australisk kärrhök
Ukrainian:
Лунь південний
Chinese:
沼泽鹞
Chinese (Traditional):
沼澤鷂


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Busard de Gould ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Busard de Gould ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans)
Clements, version 2021:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Pacific Marsh Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Pacific Marsh Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Pacific Marsh-harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Circus approximans [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Circus approximans [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Circus approximans [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Swamp Harrier ( Circus approximans) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Circus approximans [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Circus approximans [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Circus [aeruginosus or approximans] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Azerbaijani: palçıq leyi
Bengali: জরায কা঩াচ঳
Bengali (transliteration): jalāra kāpāsi*
Catalan: Arpella del Pacífic
Czech: Moták tichomorský, moták tichomořský
Danish: Australsk Rørhøg
German: Sumpfweihe, Sumpweihe
English: Allied Marsh Harrier, Australasian Harrier, Australasian Swamp Harrier, Australian Harrier, Gould's Marsh Harrier, Kahu, Marsh Harrier, Pacific Harrier, Pacific Marsh Harrier, Pacific Marsh-Harrier, Swamp Harrier, Swamp Marsh Harrier, Swamphawk
English, HBW: Swamp Harrier
English (IOC): Swamp Harrier
English (New Zealand): Australasian Harrier
English (United States): Swamp Harrier
Esperanto: Aŭstralazia marĉa cirkuo, marĉa cirkuo
Spanish: Aguilucho Lagunero del Pacifico, Aguilucho Lagunero del Pacífico, Aguilucho Pacífico
Spanish (Spain): Aguilucho Lagunero del Pacífico
Spanish (HBW): Swamp Harrier
Estonian: lõuna-loorkull
Finnish: Australiansuohaukka
French: Busard australien, Busard de Gould, Busard de marais
Croatian: australska eja
Hungarian: mocsári rétihéja
Indonesian: Elangrawa Coklat, Elang-rawa coklat
Italian: Albanella australasiatica, Albanella australiana
Japanese (romaji): minamichuuhi
Japanese: ミナミチュウヒ
Scientific: Circus approximans, Circus approximans approximans
Lithuanian: Fidžinė lingė
Maori: kahu, kāhu
Dutch: Australische Bruine Kiekendief, Pacifische Bruine Kiekendief
Norwegian Nynorsk: Australsivhauk
Norwegian: Australsivhauk
Polish: blotniak moczarowy, błotniak moczarowy
Portuguese: Tartaranhão-dos-pauis-do-pacífico
Portuguese (Portugal): tartaranhão-da-oceania
Russian: Болотый лунь, Тихоокеанский лунь
Slovak: kaňa barinná, kana bažinná
Serbian: Australazijska eja
Swedish: Australisk kärrhök
Turkish: Bataklık delicesi
Tahitian: manu 'ai moa
Ukrainian: Лунь південний
Chinese: 沼泽鹞
Chinese (Traditional): 沼澤鷂

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