Boyer’s Cuckooshrike / Coracina boyeri

Boyer\'s Cuckooshrike / Coracina boyeri

Boyer's Cuckooshrike

SCI Name:  Coracina boyeri
Protonym:  Campephaga Boyeri Gen.Birds 1 p.283
Category:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  boycus1
Type Locality:  Triton Bay, New Guinea; ex Hombron and Jacquinot, 1830-1835, Voy. Pole Sud, Atlas Zool., pi. 9, fig. 3.
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Publish Year:  1846
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DEFINITIONS

CORACINA
(Campephagidae; White-bellied Cuckooshrike C. papuensis) Gr. κορακινος korakinos  little raven  < dim. κοραξ korax, κορακος korakos  raven  <  κρωζω krōzō  to croak; "102. CORACINE, Coracina.  Corvus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec glabre, ou emplumé, ou cilié à la base, épais, rétréci à la pointe, déprimé, anguleux en dessus, courbé vers le bout, entier ou échancré; mandibule inférieure un peu aplatie en dessous.  4 sections.   Esp. Col-nud. — Choucari. — Choucas chauve, Buff.  Céphaloptère, Geoffroy, Annales du muséum." (Vieillot 1816); "Gen. CORACINA Vieill. 1816. *) Raupendohle.   Graucalus Cuv. 1817. — Coronis Glog. 1827.   ...   *) Als Vieillot die Gattung Caracina [sic] begründete, waren von den 4 Typen derselben bereits 3 für andre Gattungen (Gymnoderus, Gymnocephalus [= Perissocephalus] und Cephalopterus Geoffr) vergeben und haben diese die Priorität.  Es bleibt daher für die Gattung Coracina als Typus nur der Choucari (Corvus papuensis), welcher zugleich Typus der späteren Gattung Graucalus Cuv. ist." (Cabanis 1853); "Coracina Vieillot, 1816 (April), Analyse, p. 37.  Type, by subsequent designation, "Choucari" of Buffon = Corvus papuensis Gmelin (Cabanis, 1851, Mus. Hein., Th. 1, [1850-51][= 1853], p. 62)." (Peters, 1960, IX, p. 168) (see Graucalus and Ceblepyris).
Var. Caracina, Carocina, Corvina.
Synon. Artamides, Coronis, Gazzola, Graucalus, Kinkus, Paragraucalus, Pteropodocys, Ptiladela, Volvocivora.
(Cotingidae; syn. Cephalopterus  Ornate Umbrellabird C. ornatus) (see above).
(Cotingidae; syn. Gymnoderus Bare-necked Fruitcrow G. foetidus) (see above).
• (Cotingidae; syn. Perissocephalus † Capuchinbird P. tricolor) (see above).
• (Cotingidae; syn. Pyroderus  Red-ruffed Fruitcrow P. scutatus) "SUBFAM. CORACINÆ. Fruit Crows.  ...  South America only.   CORACINA, Vieillot. (fig. 237. a, b)  Front and base of the bill protected by short thick-set feathers.   C. scutata.  Pl. Col. 40." (Swainson 1837); "Coracina "Vieillot" Swainson, 1837, Nat. Hist. Classification Birds, II, p. 267 (not of Vieillot, 1816).  Type, by monotypy, C. scutata, i.e. Coracias scutata Shaw, 1792." (JAJ 2021).

coracina / coracinus
L. coracinus  raven-black  < Gr. κορακινος korakinos  raven-black  < κοραξ korax, κορακος korakos  raven  < κρωζω krōzō  to croak.
● ex “Grivert de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 616 (syn. Saltator maximus).

boyeri
Capt. Joseph Emmanuel Prosper Boyer (b. 1815) French Navy, explorer in the Pacific with Dumont d’Urville (Coracina).

SUBSPECIES

Boyer's Cuckooshrike (boyeri)
SCI Name: Coracina boyeri boyeri
boyeri
Capt. Joseph Emmanuel Prosper Boyer (b. 1815) French Navy, explorer in the Pacific with Dumont d’Urville (Coracina).

Boyer's Cuckooshrike (subalaris)
SCI Name: Coracina boyeri subalaris
subalaris
L. subalaris  under the arms  < sub  underneath; ala  armpit, wing (cf. Late L. subalaris  under the wings, under-wing).
● “allied to B[radornis]. pallidus Müll., but is smaller, darker, and above all distinguished by its dark fawn-coloured under wing-coverts” (Sharpe 1874) (subsp. Agricola pallidus).