(Falconidae; Ϯ Black-thighed Falconet M. fringillarius) Gr. μικρος mikros  small; ἱεραξ hierax, ἱερακος hierakos  falcon, hawk (cf. genus Ierax Vigors, 1824 (emended to Hierax Vigors, 1826, falconet)); "MICROHIERAX *.  Hierax, Vigors, Zool. Journ. i. p. 339 (1824, nec Leach, 1816). . . . . .Type. H. fringillarius.  ...  *μικρος, parvus, ἱεραξ, accipiter." (Sharpe 1874).
Synon. Ierax.

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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 www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).