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Title: Polyboroides  
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Subject: Harrier (bird), African harrier-hawk, Accipitridae, Indian vulture, Cathartes
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Polyboroides typus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Polyboroides
A. Smith, 1829

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Polyboroides is a genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This genus has two recognized species found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. The two species are allopatric and restricted to the Afrotropic ecozone. They are generally known as harrier-hawks.


The genus Polyboroides has two recognized species:[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ . Cornell University Press. Downloadable from Cornell Lab of OrnithologyThe Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 6th EditionClements, J. F. 2007.
  2. ^ "Polyboroides".  
  3. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Polyboroides typus".  
  4. ^ BirdLife International (2009). "Polyboroides radiatus".  

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