Chinese Blue Flycatcher / Cyornis glaucicomans

Chinese Blue Flycatcher / Cyornis glaucicomans

Chinese Blue Flycatcher

SCI Name:  Cyornis glaucicomans
Protonym:  Cyornis tickelliae glaucicomans Bull.Mus.Comp.Zool. 52 (8) p. 141
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Muscicapidae /
Taxonomy Code:  butfly2
Type Locality:  Pao-Tung, Hupeh, China.
Publish Year:  1909
IUCN Status:  


(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher C. rubeculoides) Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "The following species I separate by the appellation  Cyornis, Nobis: having the bill less compressed, the tarsi shorter and together with the toes more feeble, and altogether partaking more of the Flycatcher form; they also have not the brilliant cœrulean spot on the sides of the neck conspicuous in the foregoing group [Chaitaris].    1. C. rubeculoides; Phœnicura rubeculoides, Vigors, P. Z. S. 1831, p. 35; Chaitaris brevipes, Hodgson.  Himalaya   ...   2. C. banyumas; Muscicapa banyumas, Horsfield; M. cantatrix, Temminck; M. aurea? Lev., which name would hold precedence; M. rubecula, Swainson, Nat. Libr., the female.  Southern India and Malay countries.   ...   3. C. Tickelliae, Nobis; M. hyacintha, Tem., apud Tickell, J. A. S. II. 574.  ...  Inhabits Central India.†   ...   † Add 4. C. unicolor, Nobis." (Blyth 1843); "Cyornis Blyth, 1843, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 12, p. 940. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds Brit. Mus., p. 53), Phoenicura rubeculoides Vigors." (Watson in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 355).
Var. Cynornis, Cyanornis.
Synon. AddoecaOlcyornis, Rhinomyias, Rileyornis, Schwaneria.

L. glaucicomans, glaucicomantis  bluish-grey  < glaucus  bluish-grey  < Gr. γλαυκος glaukos  glaucous; comans, comantis  crested, long-haired  < comere  to have hair  < coma  hair  < Gr. κομη komē  hair.