Baza Pacific Baza Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Accipitriformes Family: Accipitridae Genus: Aviceda
Species: See text
The bazas, Aviceda, are a genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. The genus has a widespread distribution from Australia to southern Asia and across to Africa. The bazas are sometimes known as cuckoo-hawks. A prominent crest is a feature of the bazas. They have two tooth-like indentations on the edge of the upper bill.
- Aviceda cuculoides Swainson - African Cuckoo-Hawk
- Aviceda jerdoni Blyth - Jerdon's Baza
- Aviceda leuphotes Dumont - Black Baza
- Aviceda madagascariensis Smith - Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk
- Aviceda subcristata Gould - Pacific Baza
- ^ Etymological note: the common name "baza" is derived from baaz, the Hindi name for the Northern Goshawk, (Accipiter gentilis). Baaz has its origins in Arabic.
Aasheesh Pittie. "A dictionary of scientific bird names originating from the Indian region". http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/Vol%209%20(2)dictionary.pdf. Retrieved April 27, 2009. [dead link]
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