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| taxon = Polyboroides
 
| name = ''Polyboroides''
 
| name = ''Polyboroides''
 
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| image_caption = ''[[Polyboroides typus]]''
 
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| authority = A. Smith, 1829
| phylum = [[Chordata]]
 
| classis = [[Aves]]
 
| ordo = [[Falconiformes]] (or [[Accipitriformes]], q.v.)
 
| familia = [[Accipitridae]]
 
| genus = '''''Polyboroides'''''
 
| genus_authority = A. Smith, 1829
 
 
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Polyboroides
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Polyboroides typus
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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:[1][2]

References


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