(syn. Buteo Ϯ Rough-legged Buzzard B. lagopus) L. triorchis  buzzard  < Gr. τριορχης triorkhēs  buzzard  < τρεις treis, τρια tria  three; ορχις orkhis  testicle; “to which Phoemone gave the foremost place in auspices, named from the number of its testicles” (Turner 1544); "3. Falco lagopus.  ...  3. Rauchfuß.  Triorchis **)  ...  Ch[arakter]. Bussarde mit befiederten Fußwarzeln.  ...  **) τριορχις, eine Habichtart" (Kaup 1829).

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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).