Black-bellied Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna autumnalis

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna autumnalis

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

SCI Name:  Dendrocygna autumnalis
Protonym:  Anas autumnalis Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.127
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bbwduc
Type Locality:  America.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1758
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

DENDROCYGNA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Wandering Whistling Duck D. arcuata) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; L. cygnus or cycnus  swan   < Gr. κυκνος kuknos  swan (cf. genus Cygnus Bechstein, 1803, swan); ""Dendrocygna" est vox hybrida; nomen enim græcum κυκνος, literis latinis scriptum, fit cycnus. Cygnus est nomen latinum." (Sundevall 1873);  "DENDROCYGNA, Sw. Tree Ducks.  Bill resembling that of a duck. Nostrils near the base. Feet lengthened. The toes long, and projecting beyond the membrane. Claws long, slender, and but slightly curved. Hind toe lengthened.  D. arcuata. Horsf. Java. (fig. 325.)   arborea. Edw. pl. 193" (Swainson 1837); "Dendrocygna Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 365. Type, by subsequent designation, Anas arcuata Horsfield. (Eyton, Monogr. Anat., 1838, p. 28.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 152).
Var. Dendrocygnus, Dendrocycna.
Synon. Ctenanas, Dendronessa, Lamprocygna, Leptotarsis, Nesocygna, Prosopocygna, Stagonocygna.

autumnalis
L. autumnalis  autumnal (e.g. with orange, yellow and brown plumage)  < autumnus, autumni  autumn.
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  autumnalis.  31. P. brachyurus viridis, fronte remigumque macula coccinea, vertice remigibusque primoribus cæruleis.  Psittacus viridis minor occidentalis. Edw. av. 164. t. 164.  Habitat in America.  Magnitudine Columbæ. Corpus viride. Oculorum regio cærulea. Alarum tectrices primores cæruleæ, basi rubræ. Remiges primores cæruleæ, posteriores virides. Rectrices supra virides, apice flavescentes: extimo latere exteriore cæruleo; subtus flavæ, basi rufescentes, medio macula viridi." (Linnaeus 1758) (Amazona).
● "61 ANAS.   ...   autumnalis.  33. A. grisea, remigibus cauda ventreque nigris, area alarum fulva albaque.  Anas fistularis rufus, rostro rubro, occidentalis. Edw. av. 194. t. 194.  Habitat in America." (Linnaeus 1758) (Dendrocygna).
● “This plain little species regularly visits Pennsylvania from the north in the month of October  ...  but what is singular, is rarely seen in spring. From the first to the fifteenth of October, they may be seen in considerable numbers almost every day in gardens  ...  After the first of November they are no longer to be found, unless the season be uncommonly mild” (A. Wilson 1811) (syn. Setophaga castanea).

SUBSPECIES

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (fulgens)
SCI Name: Dendrocygna autumnalis fulgens
fulgens
L. fulgens, fulgentis  glittering  < fulgere  to shine.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (autumnalis)
SCI Name: Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis
autumnalis
L. autumnalis  autumnal (e.g. with orange, yellow and brown plumage)  < autumnus, autumni  autumn.
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  autumnalis.  31. P. brachyurus viridis, fronte remigumque macula coccinea, vertice remigibusque primoribus cæruleis.  Psittacus viridis minor occidentalis. Edw. av. 164. t. 164.  Habitat in America.  Magnitudine Columbæ. Corpus viride. Oculorum regio cærulea. Alarum tectrices primores cæruleæ, basi rubræ. Remiges primores cæruleæ, posteriores virides. Rectrices supra virides, apice flavescentes: extimo latere exteriore cæruleo; subtus flavæ, basi rufescentes, medio macula viridi." (Linnaeus 1758) (Amazona).
● "61 ANAS.   ...   autumnalis.  33. A. grisea, remigibus cauda ventreque nigris, area alarum fulva albaque.  Anas fistularis rufus, rostro rubro, occidentalis. Edw. av. 194. t. 194.  Habitat in America." (Linnaeus 1758) (Dendrocygna).
● “This plain little species regularly visits Pennsylvania from the north in the month of October  ...  but what is singular, is rarely seen in spring. From the first to the fifteenth of October, they may be seen in considerable numbers almost every day in gardens  ...  After the first of November they are no longer to be found, unless the season be uncommonly mild” (A. Wilson 1811) (syn. Setophaga castanea).