Black Harrier Circus maurus



maurus is restricted to , where it is concentrated in the Western Cape (its core range), and occurs in the , the Northern Cape and Free State (where it is irruptive in both areas), in South Africa (R.E. Simmons in litt. 2004), and is also found in Lesotho (non-breeding ) (R.E. Simmons, O. Curtis and A. Jenkins in litt. 2004), with a tiny isolated population in northern Namibia (less than 50 birds including about five pairs [Simmons 2005]). It is considered a in Botswana and Swaziland, where non-breeding birds occasionally occur (Hancock 2008).

Factsheet: Black Harrier Circus maurus

 

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