Genus NEOHIEEAX

Genus NEOHIEEAX.

Neohierax Kirke-Swann, Synopsis Accip., p. 184 (1022).

Type, Poliohierax-insignis Walden.

The name Poliohierax, which has generally been used for this little Hawk, was first applied to an African species, Falco semitor-quatus Smith, which, as Kirke-Swann has shown, is not congeneric with our Indian birds.

In this genus the bill is similar to that of Microhierax but comparatively smaller and with a single tooth the tarsus is naked and is covered with polygonal scales, large in front, small behind; the toes are weak and short; wing rounded, the second, third and fourth primaries sub-equal, the first equal to, or longer than, the fifth ; the tail is strongly graduated in Burmese species ; sexes not alike.

The genus is represented only in the Indo-Malayan region.

Specimens of this Hawk were received the same year by both Walden and Hume, the former publishing a description in April, the latter in May.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
Genus NEOHIEEAX
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
55
M_ID: 
11236
M_SN: 
Polihierax
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4334

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