Cackling Goose / Branta hutchinsii

Cackling Goose / Branta hutchinsii

Cackling Goose

SCI Name:  Branta hutchinsii
Protonym:  Anser Hutchinsii FaunaBor.-Am.[Swainson&Richardson] 2(1831) p.470
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cacgoo1
Type Locality:  MelviUe Peninsula.
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Publish Year:  1832
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

BRANTA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Brent Goose B. bernicla) Late Med. L. branta and brendina  brent goose  < Old Norse Brandgás  burnt (-black) goose. The name was shortened and Latinized into its present form by Turner 1544. There is no connection with Gr. βρενθος brenthos an unidentified waterbird. "BRANTA.  KLEIN. SYST. AV.  Tab. XXXIV.  Rostrum attenuatum. Digitus posticus terminatus ungue valido, tereti, membrana subtus alato.   84. BRANTA BERNICLA.  ...  85. BRANTA MOSCHATA.  ...  86. BRANTA TORRIDA.  ...  87. BRANTA ALBIFRONS." (Scopoli 1769); "Branta Scopoli, Annus I, Hist. Nat., 1769, p. 67. Type, by subsequent designation, Anas bernicla Linné. (Bannister, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 1870, p. 131.)" (Peters 1931, I, 149).   
Var. Brante.   
Synon. Bernicla, Brenthus, Eubranta, Geochen, Leucoblepharon, Leucopareia, Nesochen, Ptocas, Rufibrenta.
● (Anatidaesyn. Netta Red-crested Pochard N. rufina) "153  Gattung.  Branta.   389.  rufina." (Boie 1822); "The genus Brante [sic] was adopted from Klein by Scopoli in 1769, the first species being Anas bernicla, L.  This, according to usage, will have to be substituted for Bernicla of Boie (Isis, 1822), and also antedates his genus Branta, established at the same time, the type of which is Anas rufina, Pall." (Bannister 1870); "Branta Boie, 1822, Isis von Oken, Heft V, col. 564 (not Branta Scopoli, 1769).  Type, by monotypy, Branta rufina = Anas rufina Pallas, 1773." (JAJ 2020).

hutchinsii
Thomas Hutchins (?1730-1790) English surgeon, employee of Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada 1753-1790 (Branta, syn. Larus hyperboreus).

SUBSPECIES

Cackling Goose (Aleutian)
SCI Name: Branta hutchinsii leucopareia
leucopareia / leucopareius / leucopareus
Gr. λευκοπαρειος leukopareios fair-cheeked, white-cheeked  < λευκος leukos  white; παρηιον parēion  cheek.
● “Owing to the discovery that Pallas’ Zoogr. Rosso-As., although dated on the title page 1811, was not published till 1827, Temminck’s name, dating from 1820, has priority over Sterna hybrida Pall.” (BOU 1915); “According to the Cat. Br. Mus. (Natural Hist.), p. 1505, the first two volumes of this classic were completed shortly after the author’s death [1811] ...The plates were published 1834-42” (Wood 1931) (syn. Chlidonias hybrida).

Cackling Goose (Richardson's)
SCI Name: Branta hutchinsii hutchinsii
hutchinsii
Thomas Hutchins (?1730-1790) English surgeon, employee of Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada 1753-1790 (Branta, syn. Larus hyperboreus).

Cackling Goose (minima)
SCI Name: Branta hutchinsii minima
minima / minimum / minimus
L. minimus  smallest, least  < super. parvus  small.
● ex “Cabaret” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 485, fig. 2 (syn. Acanthis cabaret).
● ex “Petit Sénégali rouge” of Vieillot 1805 (syn. Lagonosticta senegala).
● ex “Petite Becassine” of Brisson 1760 (Lymnocryptes).
● "60. TROCHILUS.  ...  minimus. 18.  T. rectricibus lateralibus margine exteriore albis, corpore fusco nitente, subtus albido.  Avis mellivora minima. Edw. av. 105. t. 105. s. infimaHabitat in America.  Avis minima inter omnes notas." (Linnaeus 1758) (Mellisuga).
● ex “Long-legged Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Xenicus longipes).

Cackling Goose (Taverner's)
SCI Name: Branta hutchinsii taverneri
taverneri
Percy Algernon Taverner (1875-1947) Canadian ornithologist (syn. Haemorhous purpureus, subsp. Spizella breweri).