(syn. Accipiter Ϯ African Goshawk A. tachiro) Gr. αηρ aēr, αερος aeros  air; σπιζιας spizias  hawk  < σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; πιαζω piazō  to seize; "Astur tachiro (Daudin) and its allies in Africa should be referred to a new genus bearing the name of AEROSPIZA, characterised by having the first five primaries emarginate on the outer web, the fifth primary longest, the outermost primary shorter than the secondaries, the tail three-fourths of the length of the wing, and in size larger than Eunisus but smaller than Astur." (A. Roberts 1922).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 23 January 2019).