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Melierax canorus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Accipitrinae
Genus: Melierax
G.R. Gray, 1840

Melierax is a genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. Established by George Robert Gray in 1840, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Melierax is a combination of the Greek words melos, meaning "song" and hierax, meaning "hawk".[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Melierax". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.