Blue-headed Pitta / Hydrornis baudii

Blue-headed Pitta / Hydrornis baudii

Blue-headed Pitta

SCI Name:  Hydrornis baudii
Protonym:  Pitta baudii Verh.Nat.Gesch.[Temminck] Zool. Aves p.10,15 pl.2
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Pittidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blhpit1
Type Locality:  South Borneo.
Publish Year:  1839
IUCN Status:  


(Pittidae; Ϯ Blue-naped Pitta H. nipalensis) Gr. ὑδρο- hudro-  water-   < ὑδωρ hudōr, ὑδατος hudatos  water; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird (see Paludicola); "Pitta nuchalis, Nobis, is identical with Hydrornis (olim Paludicola) Nipalensis, Hodgson, J.A.S. VI, 103: but it is barely separable from the great group of Pitta" (Blyth 1843); "Hydrornis Blyth, 1843, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 12, p. 960. New name for Paludicola Hodgson, 1837. Type, by monotypy, Paludicola Nipalensis Hodgson." (Mayr in Peters, 1979, VIII, pp. 310-311).   
Synon. Anthocincla, Eucichla, Gigantipitta, Heleornis, Insignipitta, Iridipitta, Leucopitta, Merulanthus, Ornatipitta, Paludicola.

Jean Chrétien Baron Baud (1789-1859) Gov.-Gen. of the Dutch East Indies 1833-1836 (Hydrornis).