(syn. Aviceda Ϯ Madagascan Cuckoo Hawk A. madagascariensis) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Madagascar); genus Baza Hodgson, 1837, baza; "These constitute the genus Aviceda Swainson. In Madagascar a form occurs which retains the upper brown plumage, but underneath the throat continues the longitudinal spotting, and the rest of the under-surface is almost uniform through the bars broadening and overlapping.  ...  I propose to name this form NESOBAZA gen. nov., type Nesobaza madagascariensis (Smith). It appears to be a product of isolation from the African branch, in which the immature plumage is retained to a greater extent than in Aviceda." (Mathews 1916).

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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 18 January 2019).