Asian Koel / Eudynamys scolopaceus

Asian Koel / Eudynamys scolopaceus

Asian Koel

SCI Name:  Eudynamys scolopaceus
Protonym:  Cuculus scolopaceus Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.111
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  asikoe2
Type Locality:  Bengal.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1758
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

EUDYNAMYS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Eastern Koel E. orientalis) Gr. ευ eu  fine; δυναμις dunamis  power, strength (cf. ευδυναμος eudunamos  mighty); "Genus. EUDYNAMYS Ϯ.   Rostrum crassum, subelongatum, culmine rotundato, a basi arcuato, lateribus subcompressis; mandibula superiore apice subemarginata, inferiore gonyde ascendente conspicua; naribus subgrandibus, patulis, ovalibus, suboblique positis, supra membrana partim tectis.  Alæ subbreves, rotundatæ; remigibus tertia quarta et quinta fere æqualibus longissimis, prima brevi undecimæ æquali; pogoniis integris.  Pedes robusti, nudi; acrotarsiis ad latus externum compressissimis, in scuta quatuor grandia divisis; paratarsiis in medio compressis, in scutula plurima divisis.  Cauda elongata, patula, rotundata.   The true Cuckoos, or that portion of the present family of Cuculidæ which constitutes the genus Cuculus, Auct., is distinguished from the remaining groups of the family by the comparative weakness of the bill  ... and the feebleness of the legs and toes  ... The group which we have just characterized deviates from these characters, which may be considered typical in the family, by the greater strength of all these members. The bill is powerful, the under mandible more particularly, which is marked by a strongly ascending gonys.  ... The tarsi and feet are particularly strong: the former are much compressed on the external side, exhibiting by this conformation a nearly flattened surface in front. The wings also are much rounded, and comparatively shorter than in the typical Cuckoos.  ...   The species of this genus seem very widely distributed over the East. The Cuculus punctatus, Linn., the Coucou tacheté des Indes Orientales (Pl. Enlum. 771.), appears to be referable  to this group.   1. ORIENTALIS.  Eud. metallice niger, rostro flavescente.  Cuculus orientalis. Linn. i. 168. no. 2.  Coucou des Indes Orientales. Pl. Enl. 274. f. 1.  Eastern black Cuckoo. Lath. Gen. Hist. iii. p. 282. no. 26.  ...  Cuculus Mindanensis. Linn. i. 169. no. 3.  Coucou tacheté de Mindanao. Pl. Enl. 277.  Mindanao Cuckoo. Lath. Gen. Hist. iii. p. 283. no. 27.   ...  The native name of the male is Cowhat'; of the female, Belinging.   2. FLINDERSII. Lath. MSS.   ...   Ϯ Eυ bene, and δυναμις potentia." (Vigors & Horsfield 1827); "Eudynamys Vigors and Horsfield, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 15, pt. 1, 1826, p. 303. Type, by subsequent designation, Cuculus orientalis Linné. (Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 57.)" (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 36).  
Var. Eudinamys, Eudynamis, Endynamys.

scolopacea / scolopaceus
Mod. L. scolopaceus  snipe-like (e.g. long-billed, stripe-backed)  < L. scolopax, scolopacis  snipe, woodcock < Gr. σκολοπαξ skolopax,  σκολοπακος skolopakos  woodcock  < ασκαλωπας askalōpas or ασκαλοπας askalopas  woodcock.
● ex “Courlan de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 848, “Courliri” or “Courlan” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Scolopaceous Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramus guarauna).
● "52. CUCULUS.  ...  scolopaceus.  5. C. cauda cuneiformi, corpore undique griseo fuscoque nebuloso.  Cuculus indicus fuscus maculatus. Edw. av. 59. t. 59.  Habitat in Benghala." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eudynamys).
● ex Bucco scolopaceus of Temminck MS (Pogoniulus).

SUBSPECIES

Asian Koel (scolopaceus)
SCI Name: Eudynamys scolopaceus scolopaceus
scolopacea / scolopaceus
Mod. L. scolopaceus  snipe-like (e.g. long-billed, stripe-backed)  < L. scolopax, scolopacis  snipe, woodcock < Gr. σκολοπαξ skolopax,  σκολοπακος skolopakos  woodcock  < ασκαλωπας askalōpas or ασκαλοπας askalopas  woodcock.
● ex “Courlan de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 848, “Courliri” or “Courlan” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Scolopaceous Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramus guarauna).
● "52. CUCULUS.  ...  scolopaceus.  5. C. cauda cuneiformi, corpore undique griseo fuscoque nebuloso.  Cuculus indicus fuscus maculatus. Edw. av. 59. t. 59.  Habitat in Benghala." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eudynamys).
● ex Bucco scolopaceus of Temminck MS (Pogoniulus).

Asian Koel (chinensis)
SCI Name: Eudynamys scolopaceus chinensis
chinensis
Mod. L. Chinensis of China, Chinese. This toponym was frequently amended to sinensis.
● ex “Poule-Sultane de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 896 (syn Amaurornis phoenicurus).
● Erroneous TL. China (= Tenasserim); ex “Rollier de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 620, “Rolle de la Chine” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Chinese Roller” of Latham 1781 (Cissa).
● China Sea; ex “Albatros de la Chine” (= ☼) of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 963 (syn. Diomedea albatrus).
● ex “Petit Geay de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1782 (Dryonastes).
● Erroneous TL. China (= Amboina, Moluccas) (syn. Eos rubra).
● ex “Perdrix de la Chine” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Francolinus pintadeanus).
● ex “Chinese Jacana” of Latham 1785 (syn. Hydrophasianus chirurgus).
● Erroneous TL. China (= Philippines); ex “Loriot de la Cochinchine” of Brisson 1760 (Oriolus).
● ex “Béccassine de la Chine” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 881 (syn. Rostratula benghalensis).
● ex “Tourterelle grise de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1782 (Spilopelia).
● China and the Philippines; ex “Chinese Quail” of Edwards 1758 and "Coturnix philippensis" of Brisson 1760 (Synoicus).

Asian Koel (harterti)
SCI Name: Eudynamys scolopaceus harterti
harterti / hartertiana / hartertianus
Ernst Johann Otto Hartert (1859-1933) German ornithologist, collector, Curator of Rothschild Mus., Tring (syn. Acestrura berlepschi, subsp. Acrocephalus australis, subsp. Alauda arvensis, syn. Aplonis opaca kurodai, subsp. Arses telescopthalmus, syn. Artamus leucoryn leucopygialis, AsthenesBatrachostomus, syn. Brachypteryx leucophrys carolinae, subsp. Burhinus oedicnemus, subsp. Buteo buteoCamaroptera, subsp. Campylorhynchus albobrunneus, syn. Certhia brachydactyla, subsp. Chalcites lucidus, syn. Chlorocichla simplex, subsp. Cincloramphus macrurus, subsp. Circus aeruginosus, syn. Cisticola juncidis, syn. Columba delegorguei sharpei, subsp. Crypturellus soui, syn. Cyanistes caeruleus ogliastrae, syn. Cyornis unicolor cyanopolia, subsp. Dendrocopos major, subsp. Dicrurus macrocercus, syn. Dryobates minor colchicus, syn. Dyaphorophyia concreta graueri, subsp. Emberiza schoeniclus, syn. Entomyzon cyanotis, syn. Eophona migratoria sowerbyi, subsp. Eudynamys scolopaceus, subsp. Eumyias panayensis, syn. Eurostopodus argusEurylaimus, syn. Falco peregrinus calidusFicedula, subsp. Fringilla coelebs, syn. Galerida theklae ruficolor, syn. Geospiza fuliginosa, subsp. Heleia superciliaris, subsp. Hemiprocne longipennis, syn. Hieraaetus pennatus, syn. Hypsipetes amaurotis stejnegeri, syn. Icterus icterus, subsp. Illadopsis turdina, syn. Jynx torquilla sarudnyi, syn. Lagonosticta nitidula, subsp. Linaria cannabina, syn. Lullula arborea pallida, subsp. Machaerirhynchus nigripectus, subsp. Malacocincla sepiaria, subsp. Melanorectes nigrescens, syn. Metallura tyrianthina oreopola, subsp. Micropsitta pusio, subsp. Mirafra africana, syn. Monarcha cinerascens, subsp. Mulleripicus pulverulentus, syn. Myiozetetes cayanensis hellmayri, subsp. Myrmecocichla arnotti, subsp. Myzomela obscura, syn. Ochrospiza dorsostriata maculicollis, syn. Onychognathus fulgidus hartlaubii, syn. Phylloscopus orientalis, syn. Phylloscopus reguloides assamensis, Phlogophilus, syn. Picoides kizuki matsudairai, subsp. Picumnus olivaceus, subsp. Pittasoma rufopileatum, subsp. Pnoepyga pusilla, syn. Poephila personata, subsp. Prionops caniceps, subsp. Psittacella brehmii, syn. Pternistis afer cranchii, syn. Pycnonotus barbatus tricolor, syn. Rhipidura albiscapa alisteri, syn. Rhipidura rufifrons granti, subsp. Rhodinocichla rosea, syn. Rhyticeros plicatus, syn. Scotocerca inquieta, subsp. Sericornis frontalis, syn. Sitta europaea roseilia, syn. Strix aluco nivicola, syn. Sturnus vulgaris porphyronotus, Tarphonomus, subsp. Terpsiphone viridis, Thapsinillas, syn. Treron curvirostra, syn. Vanellus miles, syn. Yuhina flavicollis rouxi, subsp. Zosterops citrinella, syn. Zosterops japonicus simplex).

Asian Koel (malayanus)
SCI Name: Eudynamys scolopaceus malayanus
malaya / malayana / malayanus / malayensis
Malaya  < Malay Melayu  Malays  < Melaka  Malacca (a powerful mediaeval sultanate). In ornithology the name can refer either to the Malay Peninsula or the Malay Archipelago (also known as the Indian Archipelago, Malaysia or the East Indies).

Asian Koel (mindanensis)
SCI Name: Eudynamys scolopaceus mindanensis
mindanaensis / mindanaoensis / mindanense / mindanensis
Mindanao, Philippines (named after the Maguindanao, a Moro people and former sultanate of the southern Philippines).
● (Boddaert 1783) ex “Merle de Mindanao” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 627, fig. 1 (Copsychus).
● (J. Gmelin 1789) ex “Merle de Mindanao” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 627, fig. 1, and “Mindanao Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Copsychus mindanensis).
● ex “Coucou tacheté de Mindanao” of Brisson 1760 (subsp. Eudynamys scolopacea).