Blue gled

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Blue gled
Northern (Hen) Harrier.jpg
Adult female, American subspecies
Circus cyaneus, Ballaugh Curragh, Isle of Man 1.jpg
Adult male
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Faimily: Accipitridae
Genus: Circus
Species: C. cyaneus
Binomial name
Circus cyaneus
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Circus cyaneus distribution map.png
Range o C. cyaneus      Breeding summer visitor     Breeding resident     Winter visitor

Circus hudsonius

Circus cyaneus

The blue gled (Circus cyaneus) is a bird o prey. The genus name Circus is derived frae Auncient Greek kirkos, meanin 'circle', referrin tae a bird of prey named for its circlin flicht. The speceefic cyaneus is Laitin, meanin "dark-blue".[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2013). "Circus cyaneus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 109, 126. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.