Spilornis

noun
Spi·​lor·​nis | \ spīˈlȯrnə̇s \

Definition of Spilornis

: 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

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History and Etymology for Spilornis

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 1 Jul. 2022.

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