Black harrier
Appearance
The pied plumage of adult renders this harrier unmistakable.
Juvenile resembles immature and female Pallid and Montagu's Harriers but differs in having white undersides to the secondaries, the primaries barred with brown, and the tail barred white and brown; immature ahs tail barred with black and grey.
Habitat
Open grassland, scrub, semi-desert and mountainous regions.
Call
A 'pee-pee-pee-pee' call, given during display; a harsh 'chak-chak-chak' when alarmed.

Names
(en) Black harrier
(sc) Circus maurus
(nl) Zwarte kiekendief
(af) Witkruisvleivalk