Collared Sparrowhawk / Accipiter cirrocephalus

Collared Sparrowhawk / Accipiter cirrocephalus

Collared Sparrowhawk

SCI Name:  Accipiter cirrocephalus
Protonym:  Sparvius cirrhocephalus Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 10 p.329
Category:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  colspa1
Type Locality:  New Holland = New South Wales, fide Mathews, 1912, Novit. Zool., 18, p. 246.
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Publish Year:  1817
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DEFINITIONS

ACCIPITER
(Accipitridae; Ϯ Eurasian Sparrowhawk A. nisus) L. accipiter, accipitris  hawk  < accipere  to grasp (the original meaning was “to understand” rather than “to seize”) (cf. Med. L. accipiter  Sparrowhawk; ancipiter  Goshawk; "another possible origin is from the Greek aci for 'swift' and pertrum [?πτερον] for 'wing'." (Clark & Davies 2018)); "Accipiter. Genus 8.  ...  Les femelles des Oiseaux de ce genre sont plus grandes que leurs mâles. Elles sont aussi mieux faites, plus fortes & plus courageuses. Pour cette raison on appelle les mâles Tiercelets; parce qu'ils sont d'environ un tiers plus petits que leurs femelles.  ...  **1. L'EPERVIER.  ...  ACCIPITER." (Brisson 1760): based on "Accipiter minor" of Gessner 1555, "Accipiter fringillarius" of Gessner 1555, Schwenckfeld 1603, Jonston 1650-1653, and Charleton 1668, "Nisus" of Willughby 1676, and Sibbald 1684, and numerous other references; "Accipiter Brisson, Orn., 1, 1760, p. 28, 310. Type, by tautonymy, Accipiter Brisson = Falco nisus Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, 205). 
Synon. Aerospiza, Aesalon, Asterias, Astur, Chirospizias, Cooperastur, Daedalion, Dinospizias, Erythrospiza, Eunisus, Eusparvius, Hieraspiza, Ierax, Leptohierax, Leucospiza, Lophospiza, Neonisus, Nisastur, Nisuoides, Nisus, Paraspizias, Phabotypus, Scelospiza, Sparvius, Spilospiza, Tachyspiza, Teraspiza, Urospiza.

cirrocephalus
Mod. L. cirrus or cirrhus  cloud  < L. cirrus, cirri  ringlet (cf. Gr. κιρρος kirrhos  orange-tawny); Gr. -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.
● ex “Gabiota cenicienta” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 410 (Larus).

SUBSPECIES

Collared Sparrowhawk (papuanus)
SCI Name: Accipiter cirrocephalus papuanus
papuanus / papuense / papuensis
Papua or New Guinea.
● ex “Petit Lori Papou” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Papouan Lory” of Latham 1781 (syn. Charmosyna papou).
● ex “Choucari de la Nouvelle Guinée” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 630, and “Papuan Crow” of Latham 1781 (Coracina).
● Erroneous TL. New Guinea (= Philippines); ex “Manikor de la Nouvelle Guinée” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 707, fig. 2, “Manikor” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Papuan Manakin” of Latham 1783 (syn. Dicaeum australe).

Collared Sparrowhawk (rosselianus)
SCI Name: Accipiter cirrocephalus rosselianus
rosseli / rosseliana / rosselianus
Rossel I. (= Yela), Louisiade Archipelago, New Guinea.

Collared Sparrowhawk (cirrocephalus)
SCI Name: Accipiter cirrocephalus cirrocephalus
cirrocephalus
Mod. L. cirrus or cirrhus  cloud  < L. cirrus, cirri  ringlet (cf. Gr. κιρρος kirrhos  orange-tawny); Gr. -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.
● ex “Gabiota cenicienta” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 410 (Larus).