Collared Sparrowhawk - specific name

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Subject: Collared Sparrowhawk - specific name
From: "Hugo Phillipps" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 15:45:02 +1100
Hi everybody -

Can anyone tell me the 'correct' , or possibly the 'currently consensually accepted' , specific name for the Collared Sparrowhawk? Both HANZAB 2 and Christidis & Boles have 'cirrhocephalus' while many others, including the Sibley & Monroe checklist, have 'cirrocephalus'. Is one of these more 'correct' than the other? Is one just a viral typo? Clarification of why there are two widespread spellings would be welcome.


Hugo Phillipps
Queenscliff, Vic

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