Pied Harrier
Central Catchment Nature Reserve
13 Oct 2022

General details
Species Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos
Record ID 10315
Date 13 Oct 2022
Location Central Catchment Nature Reserve
Count 1 individual
Age Juvenile
Date added 13 Oct 2022

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Vote results For: 7
Wild: 7
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

References (see all)
References eBird

Small compact raptor, classic harrier shape, overall rufous-chestnut plumage, heavy brown streaking on underparts. Broad barred wings, flat face, noticeable less bulky than marsh harriers.
Likely migrating, flew south past the tower.
Viewing conditions
Good light
Observer's experience
I have not seen this species before.
Observer's experience w/similar species
Eastern Marsh Harrier (6 Nov 2021, Henderson Waves). This Pied Harrier is noticeably smaller (when I first spotted it without binoculars or camera I thought it was a large accipiter), less bulky and has broader wings. Flatter face also points to Pied over Marsh.


Bird Society of Singapore. (2022). Record 10315: Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos. Retrieved June 26, 2024, from https://records.singaporebirds.com/record/10315/.

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