Bearded Wood-Partridge / Dendrortyx barbatus

Bearded Wood-Partridge / Dendrortyx barbatus

Bearded Wood-Partridge

SCI Name:  Dendrortyx barbatus
Protonym:  Dendrortyx barbatus Monogr.Odontoph. pt2 pl.2
Taxonomy:  Galliformes / Odontophoridae /
Taxonomy Code:  bewpar1
Type Locality:  Jalapa, Vera Cruz.
Publish Year:  1846
IUCN Status:  


(Odontophoridae; Ϯ Long-tailed Wood Partridge D. macroura) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; ορτυξ ortux, ορτυγος ortugos  quail; "DENDRORTYX MACROURUS.  Large-tailed Partridge.  ...  THIS species, the largest of the family yet discovered, is a native of Mexico" (Gould 1844); "DENDRORTYX  ...  Judging from the more slender structure of their tarsi and feet, I believe them to be arboreal in their habits, and the delicate but bright colouring of their bill and legs seems to me to indicate that they affect situations very different from those resorted to by the members of the genus Odontophorus" (Gould 1850); "Dendrortyx Gould, Monogr. Odontoph., pt. 1, 1844, pl.[3] and text (= pl. 20 of bound volume). Type, by monotypy, Ortyx macroura Jardine and Selby." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 42).

L. barbatus  bearded  < barba  beard (see barbata).
● "There are two South-African specimens of a Swift in the Leyden Museum labelled "Cypselus barbatus," which differs from European examples principally in their lighter colour above, particularly on the secondaries and scapulars, in the white feathers of the gular patch presenting a narrow black central line, and in the feathers of the lower back, belly, and under wing-coverts being narrowly margined with white.  Two specimens from Natal, collected by Mr. Ayres are similar.  It is possible that this form may be entitled to rank as a species, to which Temminck's MS. name may be applied." (P. Sclater 1865) (Apus).
● "DENDRORTYX BARBATUS.  Bearded Partridge.  ...  Head slightly crested, the feathers of which are dark brown; forehead brownish buff; stripe above and behind the eye, throat and sides of the neck leaden grey" (Gould 1846) (Dendrortyx).
● "40. VULTUR.  ...  barbatus.  5. V. albidus, dorso fusco, jugulo barbato, rostro incarnato, capite linea nigra cincto.  Vultur aureus. Gesn. av. 783. t. 781.  Vultur barbatus. Edv. av. 106. t. 106.  Habitat in Africa.  Ad basin maxillæ inferioris barba dependet; frons oculorumque regio atra." (Linnaeus 1758) (Gypaetus). This epithet is the fifth name and first adjectival in avian nomenclature.
● ex “Barbichon de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 830, and “Whiskered Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (Myiobius).
● ex “Bearded Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Psittacula alexandri).
● ex “Merle barbu” of Desfontaines 1789: “Le bec est noir, un peu arqué, long de six à sept lignes; de sa base naissent cinq à six petites soies brunes, roides, de la grosseur d’un crin de cheval” (Pycnonotus).
● ex “Pic à Doubles Moustaches” of Levaillant 1808, pl. 251 (syn. Thripias namaquus).