Australian Kestrel / Falco cenchroides

Australian Kestrel / Falco cenchroides

Australian Kestrel

SCI Name:  Falco cenchroides
Protonym:  Falco Cenchroides Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1), 15(1826) p.183
Category:  Falconiformes / Falconidae /
Taxonomy Code:  auskes1
Type Locality:  Australia = New South Wales.
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Publish Year:  1827
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

FALCO
(Falconidae; Eurasian Hobby F. subbuteo) Late L. falco, falconis  falcon  < L. flectere  to curve (alluding to the curved talons) (cf. Late Gr. φαλκων phalkōn, φαλκωνος phalkōnos  falcon). "41. FALCO.  Rostrum aduncum, basi cera instructum.  Caput pennis arcte tectum.  Lingua bifida.  ...  Aquilæ dictæ fuere Falcones majores, pedibus hirsutis.  ...  Falconaria avs ad aucupium & venatum instruendi Falcones transiit in Scientiam; inter auctores plurimos eminet d'Esparon Falconaria. Francs. 1617. quart." (Linnaeus 1758). This genus is the second diagnosed in avian nomenclature. "Falco Linné, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, 1758, p. 88.  Type, by subsequent designation, Falco subbuteo Linné. (A. O. U. Committee, 1886.)" (Peters, 1931, I, 284); "Falco Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1, p. 88, 1758—type, by subs. desig. (Brit. Orn. Un-Comm., List of British Birds, p. 149, 1915),2 Falco Subbuteo Linnaeus.   ...   2 The A. O. U. Committee (1886), though generally credited with designating the genotype, unfortunately failed to do so, but merely determined Falco subbuteo as type by employing the inadmissable method of elimination." (Hellmay & Conover, 1949, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. I (4), p. 293); "Falco Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, p. 88. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, p. 3), "F. peregrinus L." = Falco peregrinus Tunstall." (Amadon in Peters, 1979, I, 2nd ed., p. 400); "FALCO Linnaeus, 1758  M - Falco subbuteo Linnaeus, 1758; type by subsequent designation (A.O.U., 1886, Check List, 2nd ed., p. 193)." (Dickinson and Remsen (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2013, 1 (Non-passerines), p. 349).  Linnaeus's Falco comprised twenty-six species (F. Melanætus, F. Chrysaëtus, F. fulvus, F. canadensis, F. rusticolus, F. barbarus, F. cærulescens, F. Albicilla, F. Pygargus, F. Milvus, F. forficatus, F. gentilis, F. Subbuteo, F. Buteo, F. Tinnunculus, F. sufflator, F. cachinnans, F. sparverius, F. columbarius, F. Lanarius, F. Haliætus, F. Gyrfalco, F. apivorus, F. æruginosus, F. palumbarius, F. Nisus).
Synon. AegypiusAesalonArchifalco, Asturaetus, CataractesCenchris, Cerchneis, Chiquera, ConfusianaCuvieriaDendrofalco, Dissodectes, DorcadotheraErythropus, Eufalco, Euhierax, Falcolus, Falcula, Gennadas, Gennaia, Gyrfalco, Harpe, Hierax, Hierofalco, Hypotriorchis, Ieracidea, Lanarius, Lithofalco, Megacerchneis, Neofalco, Nesierax, Notofalco, Palifalco, Pannychistes, Planofalco, Plioaetus, Pnigohierax, Poecilornis, Pontotriorchis, Rhynchodon, Rhynchofalco, Tichornis, Tinnunculus, Tolmerus, Turumtia.

falco
Late L. falco, falconis  falcon  < L. flectere  to curve; the “Sekretär” of Gravenhorst 1817 (syn. Sagittarius serpentarius).

cenchroides
Gr. κεγχρις kenkhris, κεγχριδος kenkhridos  kestrel; -οιδης -oidēs  resembling.
● (syn. Accipiter badius).
● “The species is closely allied to a group which is noted for the general similarity and the corresponding disposition of its colours; and which includes our Kestril, F. tinnuculus, Linn., the κεγχρις of Aristotle; the newly characterized European species, F. tinnunculoides, Temm. [= F. cenchris = F. naumanni]; the African species, F. rupicolus, Daud.; and some others” (Vigors & Horsfield 1827) (Falco).

SUBSPECIES

Australian Kestrel (cenchroides)
SCI Name: Falco cenchroides cenchroides
cenchroides
Gr. κεγχρις kenkhris, κεγχριδος kenkhridos  kestrel; -οιδης -oidēs  resembling.
● (syn. Accipiter badius).
● “The species is closely allied to a group which is noted for the general similarity and the corresponding disposition of its colours; and which includes our Kestril, F. tinnuculus, Linn., the κεγχρις of Aristotle; the newly characterized European species, F. tinnunculoides, Temm. [= F. cenchris = F. naumanni]; the African species, F. rupicolus, Daud.; and some others” (Vigors & Horsfield 1827) (Falco).

Australian Kestrel (baru)
SCI Name: Falco cenchroides baru
baru
Kampong Baru, Jobi I. (= Yapen), New Guinea.