Cinnamon Bittern / Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Cinnamon Bittern / Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Cinnamon Bittern

SCI Name:  Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Protonym:  Ardea cinnamomea Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.643
Category:  Pelecaniformes / Ardeidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cinbit1
Type Locality:  China.
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Publish Year:  1789
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DEFINITIONS

IXOBRYCHUS
(Ardeidae; Ϯ Little Bittern I. minutus) Gr. ιξιας ixias  reed-like plant (cf. ιξος ixos  mistletoe); βρυχομαι brukhomai  to bellow (cf. βρυχω brukhō  to gnash the teeth); "G. 74. IXOBRYCHUS **), Sv. Rördrom.   1. minutus:  ...  Nidificat in arundinetis, et ova 5-6 alba ponir. Timidus clamat: gäck, gäck, gäck, gäck!  ...  2. stellaris:  ...  Hab. in locis paludosis arundinetis, passim  ...  Volitans alte clamat, fere ut Corvus: kroah! in terra vero mas murmurat sona violente; huh, huh ter sexies.  ...  ** Hab. genere fere Ardeæ; sed collo plus minusve crassiore femoribusque plerumque parum nudis.  N. gen. e graecis vocis Iξος arundo, et βρυχω fremo desumtum." (Billberg 1828); "Ixobrychus Billberg, Syn. Faun. Scand., 1, pt. 2, 1828, p. 166. Type, by subsequent designation, Ardea minuta Linné. (Stone, Auk, 24, 1907, p. 192.)" (Peters 1931, I, 120).   
Synon. Ardeiralla, Ardetta, Dupetor, Erodiscus, Erythrophoyx, Nannocnus, Xanthocnus.

cinnamomeum / cinnamomeus
Mod. L. cinnamomeus  cinnamon-coloured, cinnamomeous  < L. cinnamomum or cinnamum  cinnamon  < Gr. κινναμωμον kinnamōmon or κινναμον kinnamon  cinnamon.
● ex “Cinnamon Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (Attila).
● ex “Pic jaune tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 524, “Pic mordoré” of de Buffon 1770-17783, and “Ferruginous Woodpecker” of Latham 1782, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Celeus elegans).
● ex “Cinnamon Creeper” of Latham 1782 (Certhiaxis).
● ex “Cinnamon Heron” of Latham 1785 (Ixobrychus).