Crested Shrike-tit / Falcunculus frontatus

Crested Shrike-tit / Falcunculus frontatus

Crested Shrike-tit

SCI Name:  Falcunculus frontatus
Protonym:  L[anius] frontatus Suppl.ind.orn. p.xviii
Category:  Passeriformes / Falcunculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  crstit1
Type Locality:  Nova Hollandia ; restricted to Sydney, New South Wales, by Mathews, 1923, Birds Australia, 11, p. 2.
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Publish Year:  1801
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

FALCUNCULUS
(Falcunculidae; Ϯ Eastern Shriketit F. frontatus) Dim. < Late L. falco, falconis  falcon  < L. flectere  to curve; "120.  FALCONELLE, Falcunculus.  Lanius, Lath.   Bec court, robuste, très-comprimé, un peu fléchi en arc; mandibule supérieure dentée et crochue vers le bout; l'inférieure aiguë et retroussée à la pointe. — Première remige la plus longue.   Esp. Lanius frontatus, Lath." (Vieillot 1816); "Falcunculus Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 40. Type, by monotypy, Lanius frontatus Latham." (Mayr in Peters, 1967, XII, p. 4).  Formerly the Ploughbill Eulacestoma was included in this family, itself normally merged with the Pachycephalidae.

frontata / frontatum / frontatus
Mod. L. frontatus  fronted, browed  < L. frons, frontis  forehead, brow.
● ex “Frontal Shrike” of Latham 1787 (Falcunculus).

SUBSPECIES

Crested Shrike-tit (Eastern)
SCI Name: Falcunculus frontatus frontatus
frontata / frontatum / frontatus
Mod. L. frontatus  fronted, browed  < L. frons, frontis  forehead, brow.
● ex “Frontal Shrike” of Latham 1787 (Falcunculus).

Crested Shrike-tit (Western)
SCI Name: Falcunculus frontatus leucogaster
leucogaster / leucogastra / leucogastris
Gr. λευκος leukos  white; γαστηρ gastēr, γαστρος gastros  belly.
● ex “Guainumbi sp. 1” of Marcgrave 1648, “Mellisuga cayanensis ventre albo” of Brisson 1760, “Oiseau-mouche à cravate dorée de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 672, fig. 3, “Cravate-dorée” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Gold-throated Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (Agyrtria).
● (Boddaert 1783) ex “Merle violet à ventre blanc de Juida” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 648, fig. 1, and de Buffon 1770-1785 (Cinnyricinclus).
● (J. Gmelin 1789) ex “Merle violet à ventre blanc de Juida” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 648, fig. 1, and “Whidah Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Cinnyricinclus leucogaster).
● ex “Drongri à Ventre Blanc” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 171 (syn. Dicrurus leucophaeus).
● ex "Héron bleuâtre à ventre blanc de Cayenne" of d'Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 350, and "Demi-Aigrette" of de Buffon 1770-1786 (syn. Egretta tricolor).
● ex "Jacamar à Ventre Blanc" of Levaillant 1807 (Galbula).
● ex “White-bellied Eagle” of Latham 1781 (Haliaeetus).
● ex “Malkoha” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 224 (syn. Phaenicophaeus pyrrhocephalus).
● ex “Geai à ventre jaune de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 249 (syn. Pitangus sulphuratus).
● ex “Fou de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 973 (Sula).

Crested Shrike-tit (Northern)
SCI Name: Falcunculus frontatus whitei
whitei
● Capt. Samuel Albert White (1870-1954) Australian Army, explorer, collector, ornithologist (subsp. Acanthiza lineata, syn. Aphelocephala leucopsis, syn. Ashbyia lovensis, syn. Barnardius zonarius, syn. Colluricincla harmonica rufiventris, syn. Dasyornis broadbenti, syn. Manorina melanocephala, syn. Phalacrocorax varius, syn. Platalea flavipes, syn. Polytelis swainsonii, syn. Porzana fluminea, syn. Psitteuteles versicolor, syn. Ptilotula penicillata, syn. Rhipidura albiscapa alisteri, syn. Tribonyx ventralis, syn. Tyto novaehollandiae).
● Henry Luke White (1860-1927) Australian philatelist, oologist, collector (subsp. Amytornis striatus, Falcunculus).
● Charles Matthew Newton White (1914-1978) British colonial administrator in Northern Rhodesia/ Zambia, ornithologist, anthropologist, linguist (subsp. Apalis thoracica, syn. Prodotiscus regulus, syn. Pternistis squamatus).
● Alfred Henry Ebsworth White (1901-1964) Australian field-naturalist, son of collector Henry L. White (see Lacustroica) (Conopophila).
● Sir Herbert Thirkell White (1855-1931) British colonial administrator in Burma 1878-1905, Lt.-Gov. of Burma 1905-1910 (subsp. Cyornis banyumas).
● Samuel White (1835-1880) English settler in Australia (1842), collector, explorer, father of Samuel A. White (syn. Glycichaera fallax poliocephala, syn. Malurus splendens callainus, syn. Malurus splendens melanotus).
● Revd. Gilbert White (1720-1793) English naturalist, antiquarian, author (syn. Zoothera aurea).
● See: whiteae