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Swamp Harrier Circus approximans

Described by: Peale (1848)
Alternate common name(s): Pacific Marsh-harrier
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Warriewood Wetlands, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Feb, 2004 © Neil Fifer  Warriewood Wetlands, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Dec, 2005 © Neil Fifer 
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Australia; New Zeland; New Guinea and islands of the sw. Pacific;
Two main populations and scattered island populations;
S. New Guinea, Australia (sw. Western Australia, nw. and se. Northern Territory, coastal ne. and s. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, ne. and se. South Australia), Tasmania, New Zealand, Lord Howe and Norfolk Is., New Caledonia, Loyalty Is., Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Chatham and Kermadec Is.
Moves n. from s. Australia in the winter to n. Australia and s. New Guinea.
Introduced to the Society Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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