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Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae


Circus cyaneus (Linnaeus 1766)—Northern HarrierDistribution of regional Pleistocene Circus cyaneus

Synonyms. Circus hudsonius.

Northern Harriers currently are common in the region during migration.


Wisconsin: Carpinteria (Guthrie 2009).

Mid Wisconsin: McKittrick (Jefferson 1991a); Térapa (Steadman and Mead 2010).

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Dark Canyon Cave (Harris 1993c: cf. gen. et sp.); Rancho La Brea (Stock and Harris 1992).

Late Wisconsin: Charlies Parlor (Harris 1989).

Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Stanton's Cave (Rea and Hargrave 1984).

Literature. Guthrie 2009; Harris 1989, 1993c; Rea and Hargrave 1984; Jefferson 1991a; Steadman and Mead 2010; Stock and Harris 1992.


Last Update: 31 Dec 2013