Hen Harrier (Male)
Hen Harrier (Male)
Scientific Name 
Circus cyaneus
Arabic Name 
مرزة الدجاج
Kuwaiti name 
مساح الريضان , حقبي
120.0 cm
56.0 cm
Least Concern


Rare passage migrant and winter visitor. Like other harriers, this species may use a variety of habitats on migration but is often attracted to agricultural land and wetlands to find its prey.
Where in Kuwait 
This species is a bird of open habitats like extensive agriculture areas, but has also been recorded at inland pools in the Jahra area.
In the world 
It has a large range and migrates to more southerly areas in winter. Eurasian birds move to southern Europe and southern temperate Asia. IN UK, Hen Harriers may be present all year, but the higher ground is largely deserted in winter.This is a typical harrier, which hunts long wings held in a shallow V in its low flight during which the bird closely hugs the contours of the land below them.
Local threats 
Habitat degradation and shooting.