(syn. Falco Ϯ African Hobby F. cuvieri) Frédéric Georges Cuvier (1773-1838) French zoologist, palaeontologist, brother of Baron Cuvier; "According to Mathews (B. Australia, v. 221, 1915) the genotype of Falco is F. subbuteo, a migratory species which occurs as such in South Africa. The resident representative of this species appears to me to be F. cuvieri A. Smith, which has, however, long ago lost the character of the heavy stripes below (being finely striped in immature only) and has the primary formula different; I propose for it the new generic name of CUVIERIA." (A. Roberts 1922).

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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 on 14 December 2018).