AEGYPIUS

(Accipitridae; Ϯ Eurasian Black Vulture A. monachus) Gr. αιγυπιος aigupios  vulture; this name was applied to the various species which frequented battlefields after the slaughter and fed on the corpses of the combatants and their steeds; "2. ÆGYPIUS.  Bec gros; cire compacte; narines transverses, composées; langue depourvue d'aiguillons; douze rectrices.  ...  GENRE II,  ÆGYPIUS.  ... ESPÈCE.  2. ÆGYPIUS niger.  Le Vautour noir." (de Savigny 1809): based on Aιγυπιος of Homer, Hesiod, Sophocles, Aristotle and other ancient Greek authors, and Vultur niger Gmelin.  This bird is also known as Cinereous Vulture.
Var. Oegypius, Oegipius.
Synon. Polypteryx.
● (syn. Falco Ϯ Common Kestrel F. tinnunculus) "Thurmfalke.  Aegypius *).  (F. tinnunculus et cenchris.)  ... * Aegypius, Name eines Raubvogels bei Aristoteles" (Kaup 1829).

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 17 December 2018).