Biak Gerygone / Gerygone hypoxantha

Biak Gerygone / Gerygone hypoxantha

Biak Gerygone

SCI Name:  Gerygone hypoxantha
Protonym:  Gerygone hypoxantha Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 12 p.345
Category:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  biager1
Type Locality:  Misori (= Biak) Island.
Publish Year:  1878
IUCN Status:  


(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-throated Gerygone G. olivacea) Gr. γηρυγονος gērugonos  echoes  < γηρυω gēruō  to sing; γονη gonē  offspring, child; "I found it in considerable numbers in every part of the Upper Hunter district, nearly always among the gum-trees, and constantly uttering a peculiar and not very harmonious strain" (Gould 1865); "These birds having been characterised by me under the generic name of Psilopus; but that term having been previously employed in Entomology I propose to alter it to Gerygone" (Gould 1841); "Gerygone Gould, 1841, in G. Grey, Journ. Two Exped. Discovery Northwest Western Australia, 2, p. 417, note. New name for Psilopus Gould, 1838, preoccupied by Psilopus Meigen, 1824." (Mayr in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 444).  
Var. Gerigone, Gerypont.
Synon. Ethelornis, Hapolorhynchus, Leptotodus, Maorigerygone, Ostiarius, Pseudogerygone, Psilopus, Royigerygone, Tinamulus, Wilsonavis.

Gr. ὑπο hupo  beneath; ξανθος xanthos  yellow (cf. ὑποξανθος hupoxanthos  yellowish, lightish-brown).
● ex “Pico grueso pardo y canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 122, and “Fringilla hypoxantha” of Lichtenstein MS (Sporophila).