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Polyboroides
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Polyboroides typus
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Polyboroides radiatus in the Anjajavy Forest
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Superorder: Accipitrimorphae
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Gypaetinae
Genus: Polyboroides
A. Smith, 1829

Polyboroides is a genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This genus has two recognized species found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. The two species are allopatric and restricted to the Afrotropic ecozone. They are generally known as harrier-hawks.

Species

The genus Polyboroides has two recognized species:[3][4]

Species of Polyboroides in TiF order[5]

2 species

Genus

Author

Common name Ref
Polyboroides
Harrier-hawk TiF

African Harrier-Hawk

Polyboroides typus

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Steady2 ~<10,000 individuals
Lower risk,
LC
Status iucn3.1 LC

IUCN[1]

Madagascan Harrier-Hawk

Polyboroides radiatus

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Madagascan-Harrier-Hawk-dist-map
Steady2 ~<10,000
Lower risk,
LC
Status iucn3.1 LC

IUCN[2]

References


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