male; black wingtips, black line across secondaries (Spain; 2006-06-10)

Montagu's Harrier
Circus pygargus

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: slightly smaller tham Northern Harrier but otherwise very similar in appearance and behavior; flies low over marshes and grasslands in search of rodents; male is mostly gray, female mostly brown.

lacks strongly white rump of Northern Harrier (Spain; 2006-06-10)

distinctive flight profile as it flies low over grasslands (Spain; 2006-06-10)