Spotted Harrier (species: Circus assimilis) in Lachlan Valley NP (Gaia Guide)
Circus assimilis
Spotted Harrier

©David Jenkins: Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)

©Tom Tarrant: Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)

©Nick Talbot: Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae
Genus Circus
Species Circus assimilis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 58 cm to 61 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Females
  • From 50 cm to 55 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Males


  • From 120 cm to 145 cm - applies to Adults


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It inhabits Sulawesi and the Lesser Sunda Islands and is sparsely distributed throughout mainland Australia. It inhabits open country, especially in arid and semiarid regions. (Wikipedia)


It eats ground birds, rabbits, rodents and lizards. (Wikipedia)

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