Bar-breasted Honeyeater / Ramsayornis fasciatus

Bar-breasted Honeyeater / Ramsayornis fasciatus

Bar-breasted Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Ramsayornis fasciatus
Protonym:  Glyciphila fasciata Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1842) (1842), Pt10 no.117 p.137
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  babhon1
Type Locality:  Port Essington, Northern Territory, Australia.
Publish Year:  1843
IUCN Status:  


(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Brown-backed Honeyeater R. modestus) Dr Edward Pierson Ramsay (1842-1916) Australian zoologist, Curator of Australian Mus., Sydney 1874-1894 (cf. subsp. name Gliciphila modesta ramsayi Mathews 1912 (= syn. Ramsayornis modestus)); Gr. ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos bird; "1,187. RAMSAYORNIS, gen. nov.  Differs from Gliciphila in its shorter but comparatively stouter bill, with weaker legs and feet; the wing is shorter and the tail comparatively much shorter, while the first and second primaries are proportionately shorter.  Type, Gliciphila subfasciata Ramsay." (Mathews 1912); "Ramsayornis Mathews, 1912, Austral Avian Rec., 1, p. 115. Type, by original designation, Gliciphila subfasciata Ramsay = Glyciphila modesta G. R. Gray." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 431).
Synon. Ryanornis.

fasciatum / fasciatus
Late L. fasciatus banded  < L. fascia  band, stripe.
● ex “Calao Longibande” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 233 (Lophoceros).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à poitrine tachetée de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 574, fig. 3 (Myiophobus).
● ex “Ynambuí” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 327 (syn. Nothura maculosa).
● ex “Merle des Moluques” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 257 (syn. Pitta moluccensis).
● ex “Gélinotte des Indes” of Sonnerat 1782 (syn. Pterocles indicus).