(syn. Falco Ϯ Greater Kestrel F. rupicoloides) Gr. μεγας megas  great; genus Cerchneis Boie, 1826, kestrel; "Cerchneis rupicoloides does not, however, appear to me to be correctly allocated in this genus, and I therefore propose to place it under the new generic name of MEGACERCHNEIS, characterised by its larger size and different colour markings." (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 16 January 2019).