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Polyboroides is a genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This genus has two recognized species found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. The two species are allopatric and restricted to the Afrotropic ecozone. 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]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
African Harrier Hawk RWD.jpg Polyboroides typus (Scopoli, 1786)[4] African harrier-hawk Sub-Saharan Africa
Holenkiekendief, Reniala 1.JPG Polyboroides radiatus Smith, 1829[5] Madagascan harrier-hawk Madagascar.

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). 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. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  5. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Polyboroides radiatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 April 2011.