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Melierax gabar

Melierax gabar (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Falconiformes
Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Melieraxinae
Genus: Melierax
Species: Melierax gabar
Subspecies: M. g. aequatorius - M. g. defensorum - M. g. gabar - M. g. niger

Name

Melierax gabar (Daudin, 1800)

Reference

Traite élémentaire et complet d'Ornithologie 2 p.87

Vernacular names
English: Gabar Goshawk
Español: Azor lagartijero de Gabar

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The Gabar Goshawk (Melierax gabar) is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

This species is sometimes placed in the monotypic genus Micronisus.

References

* BirdLife International 2004. Melierax gabar. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.

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