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Montagu's Harrier - Circus pygargus

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Montagu's Harrier - adult male with prey

The Montagu’s Harrier is a fairly common summer visitor to Portugal but a very scarce breeder in the Algarve, largely confined to the extreme south-east. Most easily seen on autumn migration when it passes through Sagres in good numbers.

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