SPIZASTUR

(Accipitridae; Ϯ Black-and-white Hawk Eagle S. melanoleucus) Gr. σπιζιας spizias  hawk  < σπιζα spiza  finch  < σπιζω spizō  to chirp; πιαζω piazō  to seize; L. astur, asturis  hawk; "SPIZASTUR, Less. (1837).  Falco, Temm.  S. atricapillus, (Cuv.) Less., Pl. col. 79." (G. Gray 1841); "Spizastur G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds. 1841, p. 3. Type, by original designation, "S. atricapillus Cuv." = Falco atricapillus Temminck (not Wilson) = Buteo melanoleucus Vieillot." (Peters 1931, 1, 247).
Var. Spiziastur.
Synon. Tolmolestes.

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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 www.hbw.com on 15 December 2018).