Black-headed Berryeater / Carpornis melanocephala

Black-headed Berryeater / Carpornis melanocephala

Black-headed Berryeater

SCI Name:  Carpornis melanocephala
Protonym:  Procnias melanocephalus ReiseBrasil. 1 p.168
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Cotingidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bkhber1
Type Locality:  Quartel das Barreiras, road from Rio Itapemirim to Rio Itabapuana, southern Espirito Santo, Brazil.
Publish Year:  1820
IUCN Status:  


(Cotingidae; Ϯ Black-headed Berryeater C. melanocephalus) Gr. καρπος karpos  fruit; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Generally, Black-headed Berryeater appears to take slightly larger fruits than C. cucullata  ...  and probably takes these more frequently in flight" (Kirwan & Green 2011); "CARPORNIS.   ...  These birds are found in the tropical forests of America, and their habits and manners are similar to those of the last genus [Cotinga.   ...  They feed on fruits and insects, and are thus compelled to migrate from place to place in search of their food]" (G. R. Gray 1846); "Carpornis G. R. Gray, 1846, Genera Birds, 1, p. 179. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds, p. 147), Ampelis melanocephala = Procnias melanocephalus Wied." (Snow in Peters, 1979, VIII, p. 284).

melanocephala / melanocephalon / melanocephalos / melanocephalum / melanocephalus
Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.
● ex “Black-headed Shrike” of Latham 1783 (syn. Brachypodius atriceps).
● ex “Pato cabeza negra” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 438 (syn. Heteronetta atricapilla).
● ex “Manakin à tête noire de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 303, fig. 1 (syn. Manacus manacus).
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  melanocephalus.  33. P. brachiurus viridis subtus luteus, pileo nigro, pectore albo. Mus. Ad. Fr. 2. p.  Psittacus coccineus, ventre albo. Edw. av. 169. t. 169.  Habitat in Mexico." (Linnaeus 1758) (Pionites).
● "96. LOXIA.  ...  melanocephala.  26. L. lutea, capite atro.  Coccothraustes gambogia. Alb. av. 3. p. 58. t. 62.  Habitat in Gvinea." (Linnaeus 1758) (Ploceus).
● ex “Pluvian du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 918, and de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Black-headed Plover” of Latham 1785 (syn. Pluvianus aegyptius).
● ex “Black-headed Ibis” of Latham 1787, and “Tantalus de Macé” of Cuvier 1804 (Threskiornis).
● ex “Black-headed Roller” of Latham 1787 (syn. Urocissa erythrorhyncha).
● ex “Pie Bleue à Tête Noire” of Levaillant 1800, pl. 58 (unident.; ?syn. Urocissa sp.).