“The name of the proposed new subspecies is derived from “Majorata,” the ancient name of Fuerteventura ...It was so called by the Spanish conquerors, since the main native guanche tribe of the island was known as the “Majos”” (Donázar et al. 2002) (subsp. Neophron percnopterus).

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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 22 January 2019).