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Birds Raptors

Group: 
Birds

Large birds of prey such as buzzards, harriers, hawks and falcons

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Honey Buzzard

Pernis apivorus

Buzzard

Buteo buteo

Rough-legged Buzzard

Buteo lagopus

Hen Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Montagus Harrier

Circus pygargus

Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

Red Kite

Milvus milvus

Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Merlin

Falco columbarious

Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Peregrine

Falco peregrinus

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Black Kite Milvus migrans

The are no nature notes for this species