Spilornis

noun

Spi·​lor·​nis
spīˈlȯrnə̇s
: a genus of Asiatic and East Indian high-soaring diurnal birds of prey (family Accipitridae) that have long slender legs and short toes tipped by powerful claws and feed chiefly on reptiles

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek spilos spot + New Latin -ornis

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“Spilornis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spilornis. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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