The Long-winged Harrier is distributed from central Argentina and Chile through Paraguay, central and Amazonian Brazil to Venezuela and Colombia. It is partly migratory and does move within this area.
It is found in marshland, wet grasslands, rice fields, etc., over which it quarters looking for frogs, small mammals, birds and eggs.
The Long-winged Harrier is the largest harrier with, in flight, noticeably long wings and a long tail and with a rather elegant style.
|It has an owl-like face and, when perched, the wing-tips almost reach the end of the tail. There are two morphs. The pale morph in flight shows almost white underparts as can be seen in the last photo, and a white rump. The dark morph shown in photos 4, 5 and 6 is dark below with no obvious white rump.|