Order: Accipitriformes | Family: Accipitridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
Status: The Long-winged Harrier is a rare visitor to extreme southeast Peru. The few records of this species in Peru are from the Department of Madre de Dios. All records seem to be constrained to the Austral winter. It also occurs in Co, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Aguilucho de Ala Larga.
Sub-species: Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni), J. F. Gmelin 1788.
Meaning of Name: Circus: Gr. mythical falcon quoted by many classic authors. buffoni: eponymous named after George-Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon (1707-1788), French naturalist director of the Jardin du Roi in Paris.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.