Blue-headed Hummingbird / Cyanophaia bicolor

Blue-headed Hummingbird / Cyanophaia bicolor

Blue-headed Hummingbird

SCI Name:  Cyanophaia bicolor
Protonym:  Trochilus bicolor Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.496
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Trochilidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blhhum1
Type Locality:  Guadeloupe.
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Publish Year:  1788
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DEFINITIONS

CYANOPHAIA
(Trochilidae; Ϯ Blue-headed Hummingbird C. bicolor) Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; φαιος phaios  dusky; "* β. Cyanophaia bicolor (Tr. — LINN. 1766.) RCHB. — Guyana.   * —— coerulescens (Tr. — LODD.) RCHB. — Bras. Mogabambo.   * —— lazula (Tr. — us VIEILL. 1822.) RCHB. — Mexico: Chrinatilla.   * —— Doubledayi (Tr. — BOURB[sic]. 1837) RCHB. — Bras. Rio Negro.    —— Duchassainii (Tr. — BOURC. 1851.) RCHB. — Panama." (Reichenbach 1854); "Hylocharis β Cyanophaia Reichenbach, Journ. f. Orn., 1, 1854, Beil. zu Extrah., p. 10. Type, by subsequent designation, Trochilus bicolor Linn. [i.e. Gmelin]. (Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 142.)" (Peters, 1945, V, p. 44).
Synon. Gmelinius, Myiornis, Ornismya.

bicolor
L. bicolor, bicoloris  bicoloured  < bi-  two-  < bis  twice; color, coloris  colour; epithet usually given to spp. with white underparts and contrastingly darker upperparts.
● ex “Crested Titmouse” of Catesby 1731, and “Mésange hupée de la Caroline” of Brisson 1760 (Baeolophus).
● ex “Coucal Noirou” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 220 (syn. Centropus nigrorufus).
● ex “Colibri Nr. 2” of Fermin 1769, “Saphir-émeraude” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Sapphire-and-Emerald Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (Cyanophaia).
● ex “Pic varié de la Encénade” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 748, fig.1, and “Encenada Woodpecker” of Latham 1782 (syn. Dendrocopos lignarius).
● ex “Pato roxo y negro” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 436 (Dendrocygna).
● ex “Ramier blanc mangeur de muscade de la Nouvelle Guinée” of Sonnerat 1776 (Ducula).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à ventre blanc de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 566, fig. 3, and de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Black and white Fly-catcher” of Edwards 1758, and Latham 1783 (syn. Fluvicola pica).
● ex "Merle brun du Cap de Bonne Espérance" of de Buffon 1770-1783, and "White-rumped Thrush" of Latham 1783 (Lamprotornis).
● ex "Bahama Sparrow" of Catesby 1731 (Melanospiza).
● ex “Petit Guêpier du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 318 (?syn. Merops hirundineus).
● ex “Guêpier de l’isle de France” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 252 (syn. Merops viridis).
● ex “Schet Noir” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 148 (syn. Terpsiphone mutata).