Booted Eagle / Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle / Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle

SCI Name:  Hieraaetus pennatus
Protonym:  Falco pennatus Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.272
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  booeag1
Type Locality:  No type locality given.
Publish Year:  1788
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.

pennata / pennatus
L. pennatus feathered < penna feather.
● ex “Faucon patu” of Brisson 1760, and “Booted Falcon” of Latham 1781 (Hieraaetus).