Blue-headed Quail-Dove / Starnoenas cyanocephala

Blue-headed Quail-Dove / Starnoenas cyanocephala

Blue-headed Quail-Dove

SCI Name:  Starnoenas cyanocephala
Protonym:  Columba cyanocephala Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.163
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  bhqdov1
Type Locality:  'America'' = Jamaica?
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Publish Year:  1758
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DEFINITIONS

STARNOENAS
(Columbidae; Ϯ Blue-headed Partridge Dove S. cyanocephala) Italian Starna  partridge (cf. genus Starna Bonaparte, 1838, partridge); Gr. οινας oinas, οιναδος oinados  pigeon (cf. genus Oena Swainson, 1837, dove); “Starnoenas is a compound word from the Italian Starna, grey partridge, and Œnas” (Salvadori 1893); "Gen. 193. STARNŒNAS, Nob.   277. STARNŒNAS CYANOCEPHALA, Nob.  (Columba cyanocephala, L.)  Aud. pl. 172." (Bonaparte 1838); "61. Starnoenas, Bp. 1838. (nec Sturnoenas - Columbiperdix, Levaill.)     Am. Antill.  1.   COLUMBA cyanocephala, L. (tetraoides, Gm. ex Scop. - Turtur jamaicensis, Briss. - Starnoenas cyanocephala, Bp.)" (Bonaparte 1855); "Starnœnas Bonaparte, Geog. and Comp. List, 1838, p. 41. Type, by monotypy, Columba cyanocephala Linné." (Peters 1937, III, 138).
Var. Starnaenas, Starnaenus, Sternoenas, Sturnoenas.
Synon. Columbiperdix, Perdicopelia.

cyanocephala / cyanocephalum
Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.
● ex “Soui-manga à tête bleue” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (subsp. Cyanomitra verticalis).
● ex “Lindo azul y oro cabeza celeste” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 98 (Cyanophonia).
● ex “Sylvia viridis” (= ♀) of Brisson 1760, “Pitpit vert” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Blue-headed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Dacnis cayana).
● ex “Psittaca cyanocephalos” of Brisson 1760 (Psittacula).
● ex "Tangara varié à tête bleue de Cayenne" of d'Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 33, fig. 2 (Sporathraupis).
● ex “Turtle-Dove from Jamaica. Turtur jamaicensis” of Albin 1738 (Starnoenas).
● ex “Flauta del sol” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 356 (syn. Syrigma sibilatrix).
● ex “Gobe-mouche à tête bleuâtre de l’isle de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Blue-headed Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.).