Polyboroides

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Polyboroides is a genus of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. This genus has two recognized species found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. The two species are allopatric and restricted to the Afrotropical realm. They are generally known as harrier-hawks.

Etymology

Polyboroides: Genus Polyborus Vieillot, 1816; Greek: -οιδης -oidēs "resembling".[1]

Species

The genus Polyboroides has two recognized species:[2][3]

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Adult African harrier-hawk hunting at a weaver colony in Etosha NP.

Note the double-jointed legs enabling it to hang downwards and yet reach upwards with its beak.

See also

References

  1. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2017). "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (2018) (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.
  2. ^ Clements, J. F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 6th Edition. Cornell University Press. Downloadable from Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  3. ^ "Polyboroides". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  4. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Polyboroides typus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2011.old-form url
  5. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Polyboroides radiatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2011.old-form url
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Polyboroides: Brief Summary

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Polyboroides is a genus of bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. This genus has two recognized species found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. The two species are allopatric and restricted to the Afrotropical realm. They are generally known as harrier-hawks.

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