Taxon profile


Swamp Harrier
Circus approximans Peale, 1848

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Accipitriformes »  family Accipitridae - kites, hawks and eagles »  genus Circus - marsh harrier

Scientific synonyms

Accipiter approximans (Peale, 1848)
Astur approximans (Peale, 1848)
Astur palustris Cotton, 1848
Astur radiatus
Circus fuliginosus Diggles, 1875
Circus juxta Peale, 1848

Least Concern



Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Circus approximans approximans Peale, 1848
subspecies Circus approximans gouldi Bonaparte, 1850

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [d9fae037-50f8-4a7a-a15e-6484ec7b1976]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Circus approximans Peale, 1848]
Data retrieved on: 6 February 2015
EN Bird Life 5.1 [3402]

Bird Life [] [as Circus approximans Peale, 1848]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Circus approximans Peale, 1848]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Circus approximans Peale, 1848]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Circus approximans]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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