Channel-billed Cuckoo / Scythrops novaehollandiae

Channel-billed Cuckoo / Scythrops novaehollandiae

Channel-billed Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Scythrops novaehollandiae
Protonym:  Scythrops novae Hollandiae IndexOrn. 1 p.141
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chbcuc2
Type Locality:  New Holland = New South Wales.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1790
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

SCYTHROPS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Channel-billed Cuckoo S. novaehollandiae) Gr. σκυθρος skuthros  angry  < σκυθρωμαζω skuthrōmazō  to look angry; ωψ ōps,  ωπος ōpos  face (cf. σκυθρωπος skuthrōpos  sullen); alluding to the bare rough red skin of the orbits and lores of the grim-visaged Channel-billed Cuckoo; "GENUS VIII.  SCYTHROPS.   Rostrum magnum, convexum, cultratum, apice adunco.  Nares rotundatæ, nudæ, ad basin rostri.  Lingua cartilaginea, apice bifida.  Pedes scansorii.   1. Scythrops novæHollandiæ.   Psittaceous Hornbill, Phyll. Bot. Bay, t. p. 165.  HABITAT in nova Hollandia; magnitudine Corvi.—2 ped. 3 poll. long.  Rostrum convexum, dorso carinatum, lateribus longitudinaliter sulcatum, margine glabrum, apice incurvo; nares ad basin sitæ, ovatæ, rugosæ, rubræ; orbitæ nudæ, similiter rugosæ s. carunculatæ, rubræ: lingua rostro tertia parte brevior, apice bifida" (Latham 1790); "Scythrops Latham, Index Orn., 1, 1790, p. 141. Type, by monotypy, Scythrops novaehollandiae Latham." (Peters 1940, IV, 40). 
Var. Sythrops, Scytrops.

novaehollandae / novaehollandia / novaehollandiae
L. novus  new; Mod. L. Hollandia  Holland, Netherlands; i.e. New Holland (Mod. L. Nova Hollandia or Hollandia Nova), the name given to Western Australia by early Dutch explorers, and by which Australia was known to Europeans during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. In ornithology the name is usually synonymous with eastern Australia, especially the modern state of New South Wales.
● ex “New-Holland White Eagle”of Latham 1781 (Accipiter).
● ex “Crested Goatsucker” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Aegotheles cristatus).
● Erroneous TL. New Holland (= Van Diemens Land = Tasmania) (syn. Anthochaera paradoxa).
● ex “White-fronted Heron” of Phillip 1789 (Ardea).
● ex “New Holland Thrush” of atham 1783 (Coracina).
● ex “New-Holland Cassowary” of Phillip 1789, and White 1790 (Dromaius).
● ex “New Holland Penguin” of Latham 1824 (Eudyptula).
● ex "Crimson-billed Gull" of Latham, 1824 (Larus).
● ex “Crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Nymphicus hollandicus).
● ex “New Holland Tern” of Latham 1824 (syn. Onychoprion anaethetus).
● ex “New Holland Shag” of Latham 1824 (subsp. Phalacrocorax carbo).
● ex “New Holland Creeper” of White 1790 (Phylidonyris).
 Erroneous TL. New Holland (= New Zealand) (syn. Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).
● ex “Psittaceous Hornbill” of Phillip 1789 (Scythrops).
● ex “New-Holland Grebe” of Latham 1824 (Tachybaptus).
● ex “Blue-bellied Parrot” of Brown 1776 (syn. Trichoglossus moluccanus).
● ex “Mouse Owl” of Latham 1821 (Tyto).
● ex "Wattled Sandpiper" of Latham 1801 (subsp. Vanellus miles).

SUBSPECIES

Channel-billed Cuckoo (fordi)
SCI Name: Scythrops novaehollandiae fordi
fordi
● Dr Hugh Alistair Ford (b. 1946) British / Australian ornithologist, ecologist, editor of The Emu 1981-1985 (syn. Antigone antigone gillae).
● Dr Julian Ralph Ford (1932-1987) Australian chemist, ornithologist (‡Pycnoptilus (Fred Ruhe in litt.), subsp. Scythrops novaehollandiae (Björn Bergenholtz in litt.)).

Channel-billed Cuckoo (schoddei)
SCI Name: Scythrops novaehollandiae schoddei
schoddei
Dr Richard Schodde (b. 1936) Australian ornithologist (syn. Melithreptus albogularis inopinatus, subsp. Nesoptilotis leucotis, subsp. Scythrops novaehollandiae).

Channel-billed Cuckoo (novaehollandiae)
SCI Name: Scythrops novaehollandiae novaehollandiae
novaehollandae / novaehollandia / novaehollandiae
L. novus  new; Mod. L. Hollandia  Holland, Netherlands; i.e. New Holland (Mod. L. Nova Hollandia or Hollandia Nova), the name given to Western Australia by early Dutch explorers, and by which Australia was known to Europeans during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. In ornithology the name is usually synonymous with eastern Australia, especially the modern state of New South Wales.
● ex “New-Holland White Eagle”of Latham 1781 (Accipiter).
● ex “Crested Goatsucker” of Phillip 1789 (syn. Aegotheles cristatus).
● Erroneous TL. New Holland (= Van Diemens Land = Tasmania) (syn. Anthochaera paradoxa).
● ex “White-fronted Heron” of Phillip 1789 (Ardea).
● ex “New Holland Thrush” of atham 1783 (Coracina).
● ex “New-Holland Cassowary” of Phillip 1789, and White 1790 (Dromaius).
● ex “New Holland Penguin” of Latham 1824 (Eudyptula).
● ex "Crimson-billed Gull" of Latham, 1824 (Larus).
● ex “Crested Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (syn. Nymphicus hollandicus).
● ex “New Holland Tern” of Latham 1824 (syn. Onychoprion anaethetus).
● ex “New Holland Shag” of Latham 1824 (subsp. Phalacrocorax carbo).
● ex “New Holland Creeper” of White 1790 (Phylidonyris).
 Erroneous TL. New Holland (= New Zealand) (syn. Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).
● ex “Psittaceous Hornbill” of Phillip 1789 (Scythrops).
● ex “New-Holland Grebe” of Latham 1824 (Tachybaptus).
● ex “Blue-bellied Parrot” of Brown 1776 (syn. Trichoglossus moluccanus).
● ex “Mouse Owl” of Latham 1821 (Tyto).
● ex "Wattled Sandpiper" of Latham 1801 (subsp. Vanellus miles).