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Hen Harrier

Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus, 1766)

The hen harrier is a bird of prey. The genus name Circus is derived from Ancient Greek kirkos 'circle', referring to a bird of prey named for its circling flight. The specific cyaneus is Latin, meaning "dark-blue". Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.126

Protonym:
  Falco cyaneus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/445251


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F558C7F96E40C134

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F558C7F9

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F558C7F9


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175430

Geographic range:

  • Circus cyaneus: Widespread Eurasia
English:
Hen Harrier
Catalan:
Arpella pàl·lida comuna
Czech:
moták pilich
Danish:
Blå Kærhøg
German:
Kornweihe
Spanish:
Aguilucho pálido
Spanish (Spain):
Aguilucho Pálido
Finnish:
sinisuohaukka
French:
Busard Saint-Martin
Croatian:
Eja Strnjarica
Hungarian:
Kékes rétihéja
Icelandic:
Bláheiðir
Italian:
Albanella reale
Japanese (romaji):
haiirochuuhi
Japanese:
ハイイロチュウヒ
Lithuanian:
Javinė lingė
Dutch:
Blauwe Kiekendief
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Myrhauk
Norwegian:
Myrhauk
Polish:
błotniak zbożowy
Portuguese:
tartaranhão-cinzento
Russian:
Полевой лунь
Slovak:
kaňa sivá
Serbian:
poljska eja
Swedish:
blå kärrhök
Ukrainian:
Лунь польовий
Chinese:
白尾鹞
Chinese (Traditional):
灰澤鵟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Northern Harrier (Eurasian) ( Circus cyaneus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Northern Harrier (Eurasian) ( Circus cyaneus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Northern Harrier (Eurasian) ( Circus cyaneus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Northern Harrier (Eurasian) ( Circus cyaneus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Northern Harrier (Eurasian) ( Circus cyaneus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Northern Harrier (Eurasian) ( Circus cyaneus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Northern Harrier (Eurasian) ( Circus cyaneus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Northern Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Hen Harrier ( Circus cyaneus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Circus cyaneus cyaneus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Arabic: مرزة الدجاج, مرزة الدجاج مساح الريضان
Asturian: Blanquín, El Blanquín, Gabiluchu blanquín
Azerbaijani: mavi ley, Tarla belibağlısı, tarla leyi
Bashkir: баҫыу көйгәнәге
Belarusian: Лунь палявы, Палявы лунь
Bulgarian: Полски блатар
Bengali: ভুযচগ কা঩াচ঳ , মুরগি কাপাসি
Bengali (transliteration): muragi kāpāsi
Breton: Ar skoul louet, Skoul louet
Catalan: Arpella pàl.lida, Arpella pàl·lida, Arpella pàl·lida comuna, Arpella pàllida, Arpella pàŀlida, Arpellot pàl·lid
Catalan (Balears): Arpella pàl·lida
Valencian: Arpellot pàl·lid
Montenegrin: poljska eja, пољска еја
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): пољска еја
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (Other): malfini savann
Czech: Moták pilich, moták pillich
Chuvash: кăвак хăлат, уй хăлачĕ, хир хăлачĕ
Welsh: Barcud glâs, Bod tinwen, Bod tinwyn, Boda tinwyn, Cudwalch, Hebog llwydlas
Danish: Blå Kærhøg
German: Kornweihe, Kornweiher, Kornweiher-cyaneus
Greek: Βαλτόκιρκος, Ορνιθοσιάχινο, Χειμωνόκιρκος
Greek (Cypriot): Ορνιθοσιάχινο
Emiliano-romagnolo: Puianétt
English: European Northern Harrier, Hen harrier, northern harrier, Northern Harrier (Eurasian)
English, HBW: Hen Harrier
English (IOC): Hen Harrier
English (United States): Hen Harrier
Esperanto: Blua cirkuo
Spanish: Aguillucho Pálido, Aguilucho norteño, Aguilucho Palido, Aguilucho Pálido, Gavilán de Ciénaga, Gavilán pantanero, Gavilán Sabanero
Spanish (Colombia): Aguilucho Pálido
Spanish (Costa Rica): Aguilucho norteño
Spanish (Cuba): Gavilán Sabanero
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Gavilán Sabanero
Spanish (Spain): Aguilucho Pálido
Spanish (HBW): Aguilucho pálido
Spanish (Honduras): Gavilán pantanero
Spanish (Mexico): Gavilán Pecho Gris, gavilán rastrero
Spanish (Nicaragua): Aguilucho Pálido
Spanish (Venezuela): Aguilucho Pálido
Estonian: Välja-loorkull
Basque: Arpella pàl·lida, Mirotz zuri, Mirotz zuria
Evenki: bogdatschin
Persian: سنقر خاکستری
Finnish: Sinisuohaukka
Faroese: Fenheykur, Heykur
French: Busard des roseaux, Busard Saint-Martin, Busard Saint-Martin (Eurasie)
French (Canada): Busard Saint-Martin d'Eurasie
Friulian: poiane grise
Frisian: Blauwe hoanskrobber
Irish: Cromán na gCearc, Cromán nag Cearc
Gaelic: Aunt-eun Fiorm, Breid air Toin, Brèid-air-tòin, Clamhan nan Cearc
Galician: Arpella pàl·lida, Gatafornela, Tartaraña azulada, Tartaraña gatafornela
Manx: Shiragh ny giark, Shirragh ny giark
Haitian Creole French: Gwo Malfini savann
Hebrew: זרון תכול
Croatian: Eja Strnjarica
Hungarian: Kékes rétihéja
Armenian: [Dashtain Mknachurak ], Դաժտային Մկնաճուռակ, Դաշտային Մկնաճուռակ
Icelandic: Bláheiðir
Italian: Albanella reale
Japanese (romaji): hai-iro chūhi, Haiiro-chuhi, haiirochuuhi, Haiiro-chuuhi, haiirochuuhi (cyaneus)
Japanese: ハイイロチュウヒ, ハイイロチュウヒ (cyaneus)
Japanese (Kanji): 灰色沢鵟
Georgian: ან მინდვრის ბოლობეჭედა, მინდვრის ძელქორი
Kabardian: губгъуэжьец, жьецтэху
Mongolian, Halh: хар хулд
Khakas: Агайан, самка, хулада
Kazakh: егіс ақсары ителгісі, егіс ителгісі, егістік ақсарысы, кәдімгі бөктергі, қыр ителгісі, Түз құладыны
Kazakh (Transliteration): tüz quladını
Korean: 잿빛개구리매
Korean (Transliteration): jaetbit-gaeguri-mae
Karachay-Balkar: джылкъычы-къуш, жылкъычы къуш
North Karelian: šinišuohaukka
Cornish: Helghyer tynwyn
Kirghiz: ак кулаалы
Scientific: Circus cyaneus, Circus cyaneus cyaneus, Circus taissiae, Falco cyaneus
Luxembourgish: Groen Hénkelendéif, Wanterhénkeldéif, Wanterwei
Lithuanian: Javine linge, Javinė lingė
Latvian: Lauku lija, Lauku līja
Macedonian: Еја полска, Полска еја, Полски жабар
Malayalam: വലിയ മേടുതപ്പി
Mongolian: Саарал хулд, хар хулд, Цагаан элэгт
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠰᠠᠭᠠᠷᠠᠯ ᠬᠣᠯᠲᠣ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠬᠢᠷᠣᠭᠣᠴᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хяргууцай
Mongolian (Transliteration): khyarguutsai, saaral khuld, tsag aaŋ elegt
Moldavian: Erete vânăt
Malay: Burung Helang Sawah Kelabu, Burung Lang Paya, Burung Lang Sayap Hitam, Helang Sawah Kelabu
Maltese: bagħdan abjad prim, bagħdan tat-tramuntana, Bugħadam Abjad Prim, Bugħadam ikħal, falkun tat-tramuntana
Nepali: चल्लाचोर भुइ”चील
Dutch: Blauwe kiekendief, Blauwe Kiekendief (Euraziatisch), Blauwe kuikendief
Norwegian Nynorsk: Myrhauk
Norwegian: Blå kjerrhøk, Blåhøk, Myrhauk
Livvi (Olonets Karelian): haukku
Polish: blotniak zbozowy, Błotniak zbożowy
Pinyin: bái zhuā, bái-wěi yào, huī yào, huī yīng, huī zé-kuáng, jī-diāo, jī-kuáng
Portuguese: tartaranhão azulado, Tartaranhão-azulado, Tartaranhão-cinzento
Portuguese (Portugal): Tartaranhão-cinzento
Romansh: Melv da graun
Rhaeto-Romance: Melv da graun
Romanian: Erete vânăt
Russian: Лунь полевой, Полевой лунь
Yakut: кусчут, кусчут кыырт
Scots: Ant-eun fiorm, Breid air toin
Northern Sami: Jeaggefálli, Jeaggehávut
Slovak: Kaňa sivá
Slovenian: pepelasti lunj, splinec
Albanian: Shqipe e fushës, Shqipja e fushës
Serbian: eja livadarka, poljska eja, strnarica, Пољска eja, Пољска еја, Стрнарика, Стрнарица
Swedish: Blå kärrhök
Swahili: Kipondya Kijivubuluu
Thai: เหยี่ยวทุ่งแถบเหนือ
Thai (Transliteration): yìaw-tʰûŋ tʰàeep-nĕua
Turkmen: meýdan gulatysy
Turkish: Gökçe delice, Mavi Doğan, Түз құладыны
Tatar: кыза , кыр карчыгасы
Tuvinian: Шөл кускежизи, шөл күскежизи
Udmurt: пужнӥськись, шорӟиськись, шорӟиськись душес, шыр душес, шыр кучыран
Ukrainian: Лунь польовий , Польовий лунь
Uzbek: дала бўктаргиси
Vietnamese: Chim Diều, Chim Diều miền bắc, Diều, Diều hen
Kalmyk: кеерин хулд, талан хулд
Chinese: [bai zhua], [bai-wei yao], [hui yao], [hui ying], [hui ze-kuang], [ji-diao], 灰澤鵟, 灰鹞, 灰鹰, 白尾鷂, 白尾鹞, 白抓, 鸡, 鸡鵰
Chinese (Traditional): 灰澤鵟, 灰澤鵟〔白尾鷂,北方灰鷂〕, 灰鷂, 灰鷹, 白尾鷂, 白抓, 雞鵟, 雞鵰
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 灰澤鵟
Chinese (Taiwan): [hui ze-kuang], 灰泽, 灰澤鵟

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