Baza

(syn. Aviceda Ϯ Black Baza A. leuphotes syama) Hindi Bāz hawk (applied without qualification to the female Northern Goshawk, the male being Jurra); "Genus new. Báza, nobis.  Generic character.  Bill as in Ierax, but somewhat longer; upper mandible, with two sharp teeth on either side of the hook, directed forwards; lower mandible with three or four smaller ones, on each side, correspondent to the former. Nares transverse, long, and linear, with the cere behind them membranous and free to base of bill. Legs and feet short and thick. Tarsi low, half plumed, coarsely reticulate. Toes short, cleft, inner fore and hind somewhat depressed and the latter large. Aeropodia wholly reticulate. Talons sub-equal, acute, squared below.  Wings long, equal to tail: 3rd quill longest.   Type. Báza Syáma, nobis.....  The complex affinities of this singular genus are obviously with Cymindis, Harpagus and Ierax. It is more nearly allied to the last, and its position (in VIGORS' arrangement of the Falconidæ) clearly is at the head of the Falconinæ, and leading from the genus Gampsonix to the genus Ierax. It differs from Ierax by its cymindian nares, its long wings, and its cleft toes, with unballed and depressed soles.    Species new. Báza Syáma, nobis." (Hodgson 1836) (see Hyptiopus).

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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 12 December 2018).