Red Goshawk / Erythrotriorchis radiatus

Red Goshawk / Erythrotriorchis radiatus

Red Goshawk

SCI Name:  Erythrotriorchis radiatus
Protonym:  Falco radiatus Suppl.ind.orn. p.xii
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  redgos1
Type Locality:  New South Wales.
Publish Year:  1801
IUCN Status:  


(Accipitridae; Ϯ Red Goshawk E. radiatus) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; τριορχης triorkhēs  buzzard  < τρεις treis, τρια tria  three; ορχις orkhis  testicle (see Triorchis); "ERYTHROTRIORCHIS RADIATUS (Lath.).  Urospizias radiatus, Sharpe, Cat. B. i. p. 159.   ...  Mr. Gurney has pointed out to me an error that I made in adopting this species as the type of Kaup's genus Urospizias, whereas Kaup intended his type of that genus to be the Astur radiatus of Temminck (nec Lath.) = A. approximans. I overlooked this by some mistake; and as this Red Harrier Buzzard is really generically distinct, I adopt the name of Erythrotriorchis, with which Mr. Gurney proposes to supplant Urospizias of my 'Catalogue.'" (Sharpe 1875); "Erythrotriorchis Sharpe, 1875, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond.: 337—type (by monotypy) Falco radiatus Latham." (RAOU Checklist Birds Australia, 1975, I, p. 82).

radiata / radiatum / radiatus
L. radiatus furnished with rays (i.e. barred) < radius spoke, rod, ray.
● ex “Radiated Falcon” of Latham 1801 (Erythrotriorchis).
● ex “Coucou brun et jaune à ventre rayé” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Coucou à ventre rayé de l’île de Panay” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Panayan Cuckow” of Latham 1782 (syn. Hierococcyx sparverioides).
● ex “Autour gris à ventre rayé de Madagascar” of Sonnerat 1782 (Polyboroides).
● ex “Batara listado” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 212 (subsp. Thamnophilus doliatus).
● ex “Aldrovandus brasilian Merula” of Willughby 1676, “Merula bicolor Aldrovandi” of Ray 1713, “Oriolus capite striato” of Brisson 1760, “Loriot à tête rayée” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Striped-headed Oriole” of Latham 1782 (unident.).