Brown-headed Parrot / Poicephalus cryptoxanthus

Brown-headed Parrot / Poicephalus cryptoxanthus

Brown-headed Parrot

SCI Name:  Poicephalus cryptoxanthus
Protonym:  Psittacus (Poiocephalus) cryptoxanthus Ber.K.Preuss.Akad.Wiss.Berlin p.371
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittacidae /
Taxonomy Code:  brhpar2
Type Locality:  Inhambane, Mozambique.
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Publish Year:  1854
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DEFINITIONS

POICEPHALUS
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Senegal Parrot P. senegalus) Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dusky; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head; "POICEPHALUS, Sw.  Wings very long, reaching to the end of the tail; the first quill scarcely shorter than the second; the inner web of the first three primaries suddenly narrowed beyond the middle, and then obliquely truncated at the tip. Tail very short, even; the feathers broad, truncate, but the shafts prolonged into mucronate points.  Tropics of the Old World only; representing Palæornis.   Senegalensis. Le Vail. pl. 116.  Geoffroyi. Ib. 112.  melanocephalus. Ib. 133.  pileatus. Ib. 133.  Barrabandi. Ib. 134.  aureus. Le Vaill. pl. 138.  Swinderianus. Lear. Psitt. pl. 42.  torquata. Ib. 40.  taranta. Ib. 39." (Swainson 1837); "Poicephalus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 301. Type, by subsequent designation, P. senegalensis (L.) Swainson = Psittacus senegalus Linné (G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 52)." (Peters 1937, III, 224).
Var. Paeocephalus, Phaeocephalus, Piocephalus, Poeocephalus (Gr. ποια poia grass), Poiecephalus, Poiocephalus (Gr. πολιος polios  grey).
Synon. Eupsittacus, Micropsittacus, Notopsittacus.

poicephalus
Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dusky; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.

cryptoxanthus
Gr. κρυπτος kruptos hidden; ξανθος xanthos yellow.

SUBSPECIES

Brown-headed Parrot (tanganyikae)
SCI Name: Poicephalus cryptoxanthus tanganyikae
tanganicae / tanganjicae / tanganyicae / tanganyika / tanganyikae
Lake Tanganyika, east Africa.

Brown-headed Parrot (cryptoxanthus)
SCI Name: Poicephalus cryptoxanthus cryptoxanthus
cryptoxanthus
Gr. κρυπτος kruptos hidden; ξανθος xanthos yellow.