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Satellite tracking of two Montagu's Harriers (Circus pygargus): dual pathways during autumn migration
- Trierweiler, Christiane, Koks, Ben J., Drent, Rudi H., Exo, Klaus-Michael, Komdeur, Jan, Dijkstra, Cor, Bairlein, Franz
- Journal für Ornithologie 2007 v.148 no.4 pp. 513-516
- Circus, autumn, birds of prey, females, migratory behavior, monitoring, overwintering, satellites, telemetry, Gibraltar, Italy, Mediterranean region, Tunisia
- Autumn migration routes of two Dutch female Montagu's Harriers (Circus pygargus) were documented for the first time using satellite telemetry. Both migrated to their African wintering area--one via the Straits of Gibraltar through the Mediterranean and the other via Italy/Tunisia. The rate of travel was comparable to values reported for larger raptor species.