Black-breasted Thrush / Turdus dissimilis

Black-breasted Thrush / Turdus dissimilis

Black-breasted Thrush

SCI Name:  Turdus dissimilis
Protonym:  T.(urdus) dissimilis J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 16 p.144
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Turdidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blbthr2
Type Locality:  lower Bengal.
Publish Year:  1847
IUCN Status:  


(Turdidae; Ϯ Mistle Thrush T. viscivorus) L. turdus  thrush; "95. TURDUS.  Rostrum tereti-cultratum, maxilla superiore apice deflexo.  Nares nudæ, superne membranula semitectæ.  Lingua lacero-emarginata." (Linnaeus 1758); "Turdus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. 10, 1, p. 168. Type, by subsequent designation (Gray, 1840, List Gen. Birds, p. 27), Turdus viscivorus Linnaeus." (Ripley in Peters 1964, X, 177). Linnaeus's Turdus comprised sixteen species (T. viscivorus, T. pilaris, T. iliacus, T. musicus, T. Canorus, T. rufus, T. polyglottos, T. Orpheus, T. plumbeus, T. crinitus, T. roseus, T. Merula, T. torquatus, T. solitarius, T. arundinaceus, T. virens).   
Var. TurusTrudus, Turtus, Curdus.     
Synon. Afrocichla, Arceuthornis, Cichlherminia, Cichloides, Cichloselys, Copsichus, Copsicus, Cossyphopsis, Galeoscoptes, Haplocichla, Hodoiporus, Iliacus, Ixocossyphus, Lamprophonus, Melizocincla, Meridiocichla, Merula, Merulissima, Mimocichla, Mimokitta, Nesocichla, Peliocichla, Petrocincla, Planesticus, Platycichla, Semimerula, Thoracocincla, Turdela, Turdicus.

L. turdus  thrush.
● ex “Grivetin” of Levaillant 1802, pl. 118 < French Grive thrush (syn. Erythropygia leucophrys).
● "89. Loxia Turdus F.  ...  Habitat in insula australi Novae Zeeelandiae, simillima Turdo, statura, colore, pedibus.  Corpus magnitudine Turdi viscivori, supra fuscum." (Forster 1844) (syn. Turnagra capensis).

L. dissimilis  unlike, dissimilar, different.
• "11.  Pinarolestes dissimilis n. sp.  Pinarolestes megarhynchus (nec Qu. u. G..), Madarász, Termész. Füz. XXII. p. 398 (1899).   P. megarhyncho similis sed multo pallidior." (von Madarász 1900) (syn. Colluricincla megarhyncha tappenbecki).
• "23. Crypturus dissimilis.  ?Crypturus noctivagus, Cab. (nec Wied)  ...  Adult male.  Similar to the male of C. noctivagus, but smaller, and wanting the distinct pale superciliary stripe; upper parts more olive, especially the upper wing-coverts, rump, and upper tail-coverts  ...  The male of this species is very similar also to the male of C. erythropus, while the female is very much like that of C. cinnamomeus, especially in the barrings of the wings, rump, and upper tail-coverts." (Salvadori 1895) (syn. Crypturellus erythropus).
• ""Hierophasis dissimilis" Nuova forma da mutazione di "H. swinhoii GOULD"   ...   Ora io posseggo maschi in abito adulto, e ne ho avuto prodotti mutanti; per la qual cosa credo giunto il momento di potere considerare questi individui come una nuova razza che si va formando, illustrarne dettagliatamente i caratteri, e prospettarne la genealogia.  Le attribuisco il nome di H. dissimilis." (Ghigi 1915) (syn. Lophura swinhoii).
• “5.  PSEPHOTUS DISSIMILIS, sp. nov.  ...  Nearest to P. chrysopterygius Gould, 1857, but lacks the yellow band across the forehead; the crown is chestnut, the lower parts are verditer-blue (in the male), the under tail-coverts orange.  The sexes are different in coloration.  ...  It possesses a singular jarring cry, and, like all Parrots, is reluctant to forsake a wounded companion.” (Collett 1898) (Psephotellus).
• ”12.  T. dissimilis, nobis: T. unicolor et T. modestus, nobis, passim, as in XI, 460, &c.: Calcutta Thrush, Latham, the female.  This bird, as well as the preceding one, is very closely allied to the succeeding group, Geocichla; and the mature male of the present species has the whole under-parts from the breast, except the medial line of the belly and the lower tail-coverts, which are pure white, of the same bright ferruginous colour as in G. citrinus, G. cyanotus, &c.  An approach to the same colouration is exhibited by old males of T. rufulus.  The female, however, shews no sign of this except on the axillaries, and on more or less of the under-surface of the wing: yet, before obtaining the male, I had perceived the affinity of this species for the Geocichlæ; and it is curious that I procured some eight or ten in the feminine plumage (whether all females, however, I cannot say, for some were only skins), before I succeeded in getting a male, which, as I all along suspected, proved to be clad in not quite so homely a garb as his mate. The male is, indeed, rather a handsome Thrush.” (Blyth 1847) (Turdus).