Brewer’s Blackbird / Euphagus cyanocephalus

Brewer\'s Blackbird / Euphagus cyanocephalus

Brewer's Blackbird

SCI Name:  Euphagus cyanocephalus
Protonym:  Ps.[arocolius] cyanocephalus Isis 22 col.758
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Icteridae /
Taxonomy Code:  brebla
Type Locality:  Mexico [= Temascaltepec, Mexico, fide van Rossem, 1934, Trans. San Diego Soc. Nat. Hist., 7, p. 354.
Publish Year:  1829
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(Icteridae; Ϯ Brewer's Blackbird E. cyanocephalus) Gr. ευ eu  fine, good; genus Scolecophagus Swainson, 1832, blackbird; "2. Euphagus.   2. SCOLECOPHAGUS CYANOCEPHALUS, (Wagler).  Psarocolius cyanocephalus, Wagl. Isis, 1829, p. 758.  Scolecophagus mexicanus, Swains. Cab. Cy. p. 302 (1838).  Quiscalus Breweri, Aud. B. of M., oct. ed. vii. p. 345 (1843).   ...   Bill shorter than the head, thick at the base, conical, pointed; wing long, pointed, second quill longest; tail moderate, rounded; legs and feet rather slender." (Cassin 1867); "Euphagus Cassin, 1867, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18 (1866), p. 413. Type, by monotypy, Psarocolius cyanocephalus Wagler." (Blake in Peters, 1968, XIV, p. 194).
Var. Euphagis.
Synon. Scolecophagus.

Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.

(Corvidae; syn. Gymnorhinus Pinyon Jay G. cyanocephalus) Specific name Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus zu Wied, 1841; "di recente due nuove specie di Uccelli dell' America settentrionale, Zonotrichia comata, Wied, nei FRINGILLINI, e Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus, Wied, nei GARRULINI, l'ultima delle quali costituisce un genere a sè, per cui mi veggo costretto a proporre il nome di Cyanocephalus come generico, quello datogli dal fondatore trovandosi già impiegato" (Bonaparte 1842) (OD per Björn Bergenholtz); "Cyanocephalus Bonaparte, Oss. Stat. Zool. Eur. Vert., p. 17, 1842—type, by monotypy, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus Wied." (Hellmayr, 1934, Cat. Birds Americas, Pt. VII, p. 9).