Gray-lined Hawk / Buteo nitidus

Gray-lined Hawk / Buteo nitidus

Gray-lined Hawk

SCI Name:  Buteo nitidus
Protonym:  Falco nitidus IndexOrn. 1 p.41
Category:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  gryhaw3
Type Locality:  Cayenne.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1790
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

BUTEO
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Common Buzzard B. buteo) Specific name Falco buteo Linnaeus, 1758. "BUSE, Buteo.  Bec, tête et base du bec des Éperviers; ailes des Aigles; tarse gros et court." (de Lacépède 1799); "Buteo Lacépède, Tabl. Ois., 1799, p. 4. Type, by tautonymy, Falco buteo Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 228).
Var. BateoBiteo.
Synon. AmplibuteoArchibuteo, Asturina, Asturisca, Brewsteria, Butaetes, Butaquila, Buteaetos, Buteola, Buthierax, Cerchne, Circobuteo, Coryornis, Craxirex, Dromolestes, Hemiaetus, Limnaetus, Limnosalus, Onychotes, Poecilopternis, Praedo, Pterolestes, Triorchis.

buteo
L. buteo, buteonis  buzzard; "41. FALCO.  ...  Buteo.  14. F. cera pedibusque luteis, corpore fusco, abdomine pallido maculis fuscis.  Buteo vulgaris. Gesn. av. 46. Will. ornith. 38. t. 6. Raj. av. 16.  Buteo. Alb. av. I. p. 1. t. 1.  Habitat in Europa, Cuniculis & Bufonibus infestus." (Linnaeus 1758) (Buteo).

nitidum / nitidus
L. nitidus  brilliant, glittering  < nitere  to shine (cf. Med. L. nitidus  fresh).

SUBSPECIES

Gray-lined Hawk (blakei)
SCI Name: Buteo nitidus blakei
blakei
● Emmet Reid Blake (1908-1997) US ornithologist, collector (subsp. Buteo nitidus, subsp. Catharus dryasGrallaria).
● Sir Henry Arthur Blake (1840-1918) British diplomat, Gov. of the Bahamas 1884-1887, Newfoundland 1887-1889, Jamaica 1889-1898, Hong Kong 1898-1903, Ceylon 1903-1907 (subsp. Melanerpes superciliaris).

Gray-lined Hawk (nitidus)
SCI Name: Buteo nitidus nitidus
nitidum / nitidus
L. nitidus  brilliant, glittering  < nitere  to shine (cf. Med. L. nitidus  fresh).

Gray-lined Hawk (pallidus)
SCI Name: Buteo nitidus pallidus
pallidum / pallidus
L. pallidus  pallid, pale, wan, sallow  < pallere  to be pale.
● ex “Pale Thrush” of Latham 1783 (Turdus).