Ashy Minivet / Pericrocotus divaricatus

Ashy Minivet / Pericrocotus divaricatus

Ashy Minivet

SCI Name:  Pericrocotus divaricatus
Protonym:  Lanius divaricatus Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1), 13 p.305
Category:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ashmin1
Type Locality:  Singapore.
Publish Year:  1822
IUCN Status:  


(Campephagidae; Ϯ Sunda Minivet P. miniatus) Gr. περι peri  very, all around; κροκωτος krokōtos  golden-yellow  < κροκος krokos  saffron; "VI. Fam. Sylviadae Vigors.   ...   Pericrocotus: Musc. miniata Tem. col. 156  u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Pericrocotus Boie, 1826, Isis von Oken, 2, (10), col. 972. Type, by original designation [?] and monotypy, Muscicapa miniata Temminck." (Deignan in Peters 1960, IX, 207).
Var. Perierocotus, Pericrodotus.
Synon. Acis, Motacilloides, Phoenicornis.

divaricata / divaricatus
L. divaricatus  spread out  < divaricare  to spread out.
• "MUSCICAPA.  * Cauda divaricata, Edolii.   ...   543.  M. divaricata n.  Drongo à moustaches Le Vaill. Afr. t. 169.?   M. nigra, cauda leviter emarginata, longitudine corporis, rectricibus apice dilatatis divaricatis.  Long. tot. 9", caudae 4½".  Habitus robustior.  Senegamb." (Lichtenstein 1823) (subsp. Dicrurus adsimilis).
• "5. LANIUS DIVARICATUS.   BERIBBA BURONG LILIN.   About seven inches in length; tail as long as the body, and forked; upper-feathers blackish; lower ones white.  The bill is straight, hooked, and notched at the point.  The colour above is grey, becoming brown on the wings; below white.  A black stripe from the bill to the eyes.   Found at Singapore; but it is also known in Sumatra.  The above is the description of the female."(Raffles 1822) (Pericrocotus).