Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo / Coccyzus pluvialis

Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo / Coccyzus pluvialis

Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Coccyzus pluvialis
Protonym:  Cuculus pluvialis Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.411
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chbcuc4
Type Locality:  Jamaica.
Publish Year:  1788
IUCN Status:  


(Cuculidae; Ϯ Yellow-billed Cuckoo C. americanus) Gr. κοκκυζω kokkuzō  to cry cuckoo  < κοκκυ kokku  cuckoo! the bird’s cry; “Coccyzus, said to be a misprint for Coccygus (Boie, Isis, 1826) as if the genitive of κόκκυζ, κόκκυγος. But it is probably a false latinizing of κοκκύζων = crying “Cuckoo””(BOU 1915); "40. COULICOU, Coccyzus.  Cuculus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec alongé, épais à la base, long, entier, convexe en dessus, arqué, comprimé par les côtés.— Tarses plus longs que le doigt le plus long.— Ailes courtes, arrondies.   Esp. Coucou de la Caroline, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Coccyzus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 28. Type, by monotypy, "Coucou de la Caroline" Buffon = Cuculus americanus Linné." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 41).
Var. Coccycus, Coccygon, Coccygus, CoccyziusCoccizus, Cocizus, Coccysus.   
Synon. Coccystes, CoccyzonCureus, Erythrophrys, Hyetomantis, Hyetornis, Nesococcyx, Ptiloleptis, Saurothera, Vetula.
• (Cuculidae; syn. Coua † Snail-eating Coua C. delalandei) Perhaps from L. coclea  snail; Gr. ζαω  zaō  to live (see Cochlothraustes); "XXVI.Genre.  COUA ou COULICOU; Coccyzus, Vieill.   ...   1. COUA DELALANDE; Coccyzus Delalandi, Temm., pl. 440  ...   2. COUA DE GEOFFROY; Coccyzus Geoffroyi, Temm., pl. 7.   ...   3. COUA TAITSOU; Coccyzus cæruleus, Vieill., Gal., pl. 41.   ...   4. COUA HUPPÉ; Coccyzus cristatus, Cuv., Enl. 589." (Lesson 1831); "Coccyzus "Vieill." Lesson, 1831, Traité d'Ornithologie, p. 138 (not of Vieillot, 1816).  Type, by subsequent designation (Cabanis and Heine, 1862, Museum Heineanum, IV (1), p. 74), Coccyzus delalandi, i.e. Coccycus delalandei Temminck, 1827." (JAJ 2021).

(Pluvialidae; Ϯ Eurasian Golden Plover P. apricaria) Specific name Charadrius pluvialis Linnaeus, 1758 (= syn. Pluvialis apricaria); "Pluvialis. Genus 69.  ...  Le genre du Pluvier.  Genus Pluvialis.  ...  **1. LE PLUVIER DORÉ.  ...  PLUVIALIS AUREA." (Brisson 1760): based on "Pluvialis" and "Pardalus" of many authors, and Charadrius Pluvialis Linnaeus, 1758; "Pluvialis Brisson, Orn., 1760, 1, p. 46; 5, p. 42. Type, by tautonymy, Pluvialis aurea Brisson = Charadrius pluvialis Linné = Charadrius apricarius Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 244).
Synon. Squatarola.

L. pluvialis  relating to rain  < pluvia  rain  < pluere  to rain.
● ex “Old Man” or “Rainbird” of Sloane 1725, “Cuculus Jamaicensis” of Brisson 1760, “Vieillard” or “Oiseau de pluie” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Rain Cuckow” of Latham 1782 (Hyetornis).
● “Linnaeus attended Rudbeck’s lectures about ornithology in 1728-29 and his lecture notes are extant. About Pluvialis minor nigroflavus (= Pluvialis apricaria) he wrote: “Regnpipare ty emot regn skockas de och pipa” (They are called regnpipare because they flock together and call before rain). The obsolete Swedish name “Regnpipare” means literally “rain-caller” ” (Tommy Tyrberg in litt.); "79. CHARADRIUS.  ...  Pluvialis.  8. C. pedibus cinereis, corpore nigro viridique maculato, subtus albido. Fn. svec. 157.  Pluvialis viridis. Will. orn. 229. t. 57. Raj. av. 111. Sloan. jam. 2. p. 113. t. 269. f. 1. Alb. av. I. p. 71. t. 75.  Habitat in Europa." (Linnaeus 1758) (syn. Pluvialis apricaria).