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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae.

Etymologies

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The name of the genus is due Cuvier (1816), after the species name Pernis apivorus (Linné 1758). The name περνης is used by Aristotle of a bird of prey (Cuvier 1831:242)

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