Black-winged Bishop / Euplectes hordeaceus

Black-winged Bishop / Euplectes hordeaceus

Black-winged Bishop

SCI Name:  Euplectes hordeaceus
Protonym:  Loxia hordeacea Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.173
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Ploceidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blwbis1
Type Locality:  In Indiis, error for Senegal (Gyldenstolpe, 1924, Kongl. Svensk Vet.-Akad. Handl., (3) 1, (3), p. 44).
Publish Year:  1758
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(Ploceidae; Ϯ Southern Red Bishop E. orix) Gr. ευ eu  fine, good; Mod. L. plectes  weaver  < Gr. πλεκω plekō  to plait; "DIVISIONS OR SUB-GENERA.  MALIMBUS. Vieil.  ...  PLOCEUS. Cuv.  ...  EUPLECTES. Nob.  Bill of Ploceus. Toes and claws very slender. The greater quills scarcely longer than the lesser; spurious quill very minute.  Type, Loxia Orix. L.  ...  The Weaving Birds, confined to the hotter regions of the old world, are chiefly found in Africa, where they represent the Hangnests (Icterinæ) of America: an analogy long since remarked by Buffon. Both these tribes astonish us by the consummate skill with which they fabricate their nests: but the intelligence displayed by the African Weavers is still more wonderful." (Swainson 1829); "Euplectes Swainson, Zool. Illustr. 2nd ser. i, text to pl. 37, 1929 [sic = 1829].  Type by original designation, Loxia orix Linn." (W. Sclater, 1930, Syst. Av. Aethiop., II, p. 759).
Var. Eupodes.
Synon. Boetticherella, Chera, Coliuspasser, Coliostruthus, Diatropura, Drepanoplectes, Groteiplectes, Hyperanthus, Niobe, Niobella, Oryx, Paraplectes, Penthetria, Penthetriopsis, Phlogoplectes, Pyromelana, Tachyplectes, Taha, Urobrachya, Xanthomelana.

hordeacea / hordeaceus
L. hordeaceus  of barley  < hordeum  barley.
● "96. LOXIA.  ...  hordeacea.  14. L. fulva, temporibus albis, cauda pectoreque atris. Mus. Ad. Fr. 2. p. . .  Habitat in Indiis.  Corpus magnitudine Motacillæ albæ. Grisea sunt Humeri, Femora, Ani regio, margines Rectricum. Nigra sunt Tempora ad rostrum usque, Alæ & Remiges, Cauda & Rectrices, Pectus. Fulva sunt Caput, Collum, Uropygium." (Linnaeus 1758) (Euplectes).