Ash-colored Cuckoo / Coccycua cinerea

Ash-colored Cuckoo / Coccycua cinerea

Ash-colored Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Coccycua cinerea
Protonym:  Coccyzus cinereus Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 8 p.272
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  asccuc1
Type Locality:  Paraguay.
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Publish Year:  1817
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DEFINITIONS

COCCYCUA
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Little Cuckoo C. minuta) Portmanteau of genera Coccyzus Vieillot, 1816, cuckoo, and Coua Schinz, 1821, coua; "XXVIII.e Genre. COCCYCOUA; Coccycua.  Bec très-court, peu élevé, très-comprimé, à mandibules égales, la supérieure voûtée; narines marginales, ouvertes, basales; ailes très-courtes, concaves, arrondies; les cinquième, sixième et septiéme rémiges les plus longues; tarses courts, grêles, scutellés; queue étagée, longue, cunéiforme.   COUCOUA CAPUCIN; Coccycua monachus: Cuculus monachus, Gal. du Mus.   ...  Habite Cayenne." (Lesson 1830); "Coccycua Lesson, Traité d'Orn., livr. 2, 1830, p. 142. Type, by monotypy, Cuculus monachus "Gal. du Mus." i.e. Lesson = Coccyzus minutus Vieillot." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 48).
Var. Coccycus.
Synon. CoccyzusaMicrococcyx.

COCCYZUS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Yellow-billed Cuckoo C. americanus) Gr. κοκκυζω kokkuzō  to cry cuckoo  < κοκκυ kokku  cuckoo! the bird’s cry; “Coccyzus, said to be a misprint for Coccygus (Boie, Isis, 1826) as if the genitive of κόκκυζ, κόκκυγος. But it is probably a false latinizing of κοκκύζων = crying “Cuckoo””(BOU 1915); "40. COULICOU, Coccyzus.  Cuculus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec alongé, épais à la base, long, entier, convexe en dessus, arqué, comprimé par les côtés.— Tarses plus longs que le doigt le plus long.— Ailes courtes, arrondies.   Esp. Coucou de la Caroline, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Coccyzus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 28. Type, by monotypy, "Coucou de la Caroline" Buffon = Cuculus americanus Linné." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 41).
Var. Coccycus, Coccygon, Coccygus, CoccyziusCoccizus, Cocizus, Coccysus.   
Synon. Coccystes, CoccyzonCureus, Erythrophrys, Hyetomantis, Hyetornis, Nesococcyx, Ptiloleptis, Saurothera, Vetula.
• (Cuculidae; syn. Coua † Snail-eating Coua C. delalandei) Perhaps from L. coclea  snail; Gr. ζαω  zaō  to live (see Cochlothraustes); "XXVI.Genre.  COUA ou COULICOU; Coccyzus, Vieill.   ...   1. COUA DELALANDE; Coccyzus Delalandi, Temm., pl. 440  ...   2. COUA DE GEOFFROY; Coccyzus Geoffroyi, Temm., pl. 7.   ...   3. COUA TAITSOU; Coccyzus cæruleus, Vieill., Gal., pl. 41.   ...   4. COUA HUPPÉ; Coccyzus cristatus, Cuv., Enl. 589." (Lesson 1831); "Coccyzus "Vieill." Lesson, 1831, Traité d'Ornithologie, p. 138 (not of Vieillot, 1816).  Type, by subsequent designation (Cabanis and Heine, 1862, Museum Heineanum, IV (1), p. 74), Coccyzus delalandi, i.e. Coccycus delalandei Temminck, 1827." (JAJ 2021).

cinerea
L. cinereus  ash-grey, ash-coloured  < cinis, cineris  ashes.
● ex “Cinereous Creeper” of Latham 1781 (??syn. Anthobaphes violacea).
● "76. ARDEA.  ...  cinerea.  10. A. occipite crista pendula, dorso cærulescente, subtus albida, pectore maculis oblongis nigris.  Ardea crista dependente. Fn. svec. 133.  Ardea cinerea major. Aldr. orn. l. 20. c. 9. Gesn. av. 212. Jonst. av. 151. t. 50. Will. orn. 203. t. 49. Raj. av. 98. Mars. danub. 5. p. 8. t. 2. Alb. av. 1. p. 64. t. 67. & 3. p. . . t. 78.  Habitat in Europa; nidificant in arboribus plures simul." (Linnaeus 1758) (Ardea).
● ex “Cendrille” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cinereous Lark” of Latham 1783 (Calandrella).
● ex “Tractrac” of Levaillant 1806, pl. 184, fig. 1 (syn. Cercomela tractrac).
ex “Grand Gobe-mouche cendré de Madagascar” of Brisson 1760 (Coracina).
● ex “Cinereous Coot” of Latham 1785 (syn. Fulica americana).
● ex “Crested Gallinule” of Latham 1785 (Gallicrex).
● ex “Cotinga Cendré” of Levaillant 1801 (syn. Lipaugus vociferans).
● ex “Cinereous Finch” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Melospiza insignis).
● (Tunstall 1771) ex “Hoche-queue” or “Bergeronette jaune” of Brisson 1760, and “Gray Water Wagtail” of Pennant 1766 (Motacilla).
● (J. Gmelin 1789) ex “Motacilla cinerea” of Brisson 1760, “Bergeronnette grise” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 674, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cinereous Wagtail” of Latham 1783 (syn. Motacilla cinerea).
● ex “Hirondelle du Pérou” of Brisson 1760, “Petite Hirondelle noire à ventre cendré” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Ash-bellied Swallow” of Latham 1783 (syn. Notiochelidon murina).
● ex "Pétrel cendré" of de Buffon 1770-1783, and "Cinereous Fulmar" of Latham 1785 (Procellaria).
● ex “Hirondelle de rivage” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 543, fig. 2 (syn. Riparia riparia).
● ex “Cinereous Owl” of Latham 1781, and “Sooty Owl” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Strix nebulosa).
● ex “Pie-griesche grise” of Brisson 1760, and “Pie-griêche grise de Cayenne” (= ♂) and “Pie-griêche tachetée de Cayenne” (= ♀) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pll. 304, 377 (syn. Tityra cayana).
● ex “Lanius nengeta var. β” of J. Gmelin 1788, “Cotinga gris de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 699, and “Variété du Guirarou” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (?syn. Xipholena punicea).
● ex “Larus niger fidipes alter, alis brevioribus” of Ray 1713, “Sterna cinerea” of Brisson 1760, and “Cinereous Tern” of Latham 1785 (unident.).
● ex “Muscicapa cayennensis rufa” of Brisson 1760, and “Rufous-bellied Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.).