Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle / Hieraaetus ayresii

Ayres\'s Hawk-Eagle / Hieraaetus ayresii

Ayres's Hawk-Eagle

SCI Name:  Hieraaetus ayresii
Protonym:  Spizaëtus ayresii Ibis p.149 pl.4
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  ayheag1
Type Locality:  Natal.
Publish Year:  1862
IUCN Status:  


(Accipitridae; Ϯ Booted Eagle H. pennatus) Gr. ἱεραξ hierax, ἱερακος hierakos  hawk; αετος aetos  eagle; this group, often known as Hawk Eagles, combines an eagle-like appearance with the lighter build, longer tail, and rounded wings of a hawk; "IV. Familie. Adler, Aquilae.  ...  1. Untergeschlecht. Falkenfalkenadler, Hieraaëtus, Kaup, wovon der Typus Aquila pennata ist; durch die Kürze der Tarsen etc. zu charakterisiren." (Kaup 1844); "Hieraaëtus Kaup, 1844, Class. Säugethiere Vögel, p. 120.  Type, by original designation, Falco pennatus Gmelin." (Stresemann & Amadon in Peters, 1979, I, 2nd ed., p. 383). 
Var. Jeraetus, Ieraetus, Hieraetus.
Synon. Anomalaetus, Aquilastur, Asturaetos, Butaetus, Pseudaetus, Tolmaetus.

ayresi / ayresii
● Thomas Ayres (1828-1913) English naturalist, brewer, big-game hunter, collector resident in South Africa 1850-1913, and Australia 1852-1854 (syn. Anaplectes rubricepsCisticola, Hieraaetus, syn. Ploceus angolensis, Sarothrura).
● Dr William Orville Ayres (1817-1887) US physician, ichthyologist (syn. Colaptes cafer).