Black-thighed Falconet / Microhierax fringillarius

Black-thighed Falconet / Microhierax fringillarius

Black-thighed Falconet

SCI Name:  Microhierax fringillarius
Protonym:  Falco fringillarius Dict.Class.Hist.Nat.ed.BorydeSt.-Vincent 6 p.412 pl.59
Category:  Falconiformes / Falconidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bltfal1
Type Locality:  'Indes''; Sumatra suggested by Hartert, 1902, Novit. ZooL, 9, p. 541.
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Publish Year:  1824
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DEFINITIONS

MICROHIERAX
(Falconidae; Ϯ Black-thighed Falconet M. fringillarius) Gr. μικρος mikros  small; ἱεραξ hierax, ἱερακος hierakos  falcon, hawk (cf. genus Ierax Vigors, 1824 (emended to Hierax Vigors, 1826, falconet)); "MICROHIERAX *.  Hierax, Vigors, Zool. Journ. i. p. 339 (1824, nec Leach, 1816). . . . . .Type. H. fringillarius.  ...  *μικρος, parvus, ἱεραξ, accipiter." (Sharpe 1874).
Synon. Ierax.

fringillarius
● Late Med. L. fringillarius  sparrowhawk, hobby; "The Fringillarius I guess to be the Hobby of the English" (Turner 1544) (syn. Accipiter nisus).
● Mod. L. fringillarius  finch-like  < L. fringilla  finch. “Corpus magnitudine coloreque Fringillae, subtus pallide rufescens, foeminae canescens” (von Spix 1824) (Agelaioides).
● Mod. L. fringillarius  finch-like  < L. fringilla  finch. "FAUCON FRINGILLAIRE.  ... Taille, six à sept pouces" (Drapiez 1824) (Microhierax).