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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.
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The Hyphaene palms to the west of the pans are nesting sites for, among others, the greater kestrel (Falco rupicoloides) and the palm-nut vulture (Gypohierax angolensis).
This Gypohierax (Angolensis) is a very wild bird, flushed at 200 yards: I heard of, but I never saw, the Gwanyoni, which M. du Chaillu, (chapter xvi.) calls Guanionian, an eagle or a vulture said to kill deer.
This Gypohierax (Angolensis) is a very wild bird, flushed at 200 yards: I heard of, but I never saw, the
a hornbill (_buceros_), all feathers and no flesh; a lean and lanky diver (_plotus_), some lovely little honeysuckers, a red oriole, a fine vulture (_Gypohierax angolensis_), and a grand osprey (_hali [oe] tus_), which even in the agonies of death would not drop his prey.