Fairy Gerygone / Gerygone palpebrosa

Fairy Gerygone / Gerygone palpebrosa

Fairy Gerygone

SCI Name:  Gerygone palpebrosa
Protonym:  Gerygone palpebrosa Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt2 p.475
Category:  Passeriformes / Acanthizidae /
Taxonomy Code:  faiger1
Type Locality:  Aru Islands.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1865
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

GERYGONE
(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-throated Gerygone G. olivacea) Gr. γηρυγονος gērugonos  echoes  < γηρυω gēruō  to sing; γονη gonē  offspring, child; "I found it in considerable numbers in every part of the Upper Hunter district, nearly always among the gum-trees, and constantly uttering a peculiar and not very harmonious strain" (Gould 1865); "These birds having been characterised by me under the generic name of Psilopus; but that term having been previously employed in Entomology I propose to alter it to Gerygone" (Gould 1841); "Gerygone Gould, 1841, in G. Grey, Journ. Two Exped. Discovery Northwest Western Australia, 2, p. 417, note. New name for Psilopus Gould, 1838, preoccupied by Psilopus Meigen, 1824." (Mayr in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 444).  
Var. Gerigone, Gerypont.
Synon. Ethelornis, Hapolorhynchus, Leptotodus, Maorigerygone, Ostiarius, Pseudogerygone, Psilopus, Royigerygone, Tinamulus, Wilsonavis.

palpebrosa / palpebrosum / palpebrosus
Mod. L. palpebrosus  having prominent eyelids  < L. palpebrae  eyelids  < palpebra  eyelid  < palpare  to flatter.

SUBSPECIES

Fairy Gerygone (Black-throated)
SCI Name: Gerygone palpebrosa [palpebrosa Group]
GERYGONE
(Acanthizidae; Ϯ White-throated Gerygone G. olivacea) Gr. γηρυγονος gērugonos  echoes  < γηρυω gēruō  to sing; γονη gonē  offspring, child; "I found it in considerable numbers in every part of the Upper Hunter district, nearly always among the gum-trees, and constantly uttering a peculiar and not very harmonious strain" (Gould 1865); "These birds having been characterised by me under the generic name of Psilopus; but that term having been previously employed in Entomology I propose to alter it to Gerygone" (Gould 1841); "Gerygone Gould, 1841, in G. Grey, Journ. Two Exped. Discovery Northwest Western Australia, 2, p. 417, note. New name for Psilopus Gould, 1838, preoccupied by Psilopus Meigen, 1824." (Mayr in Peters, 1986, XI, p. 444).  
Var. Gerigone, Gerypont.
Synon. Ethelornis, Hapolorhynchus, Leptotodus, Maorigerygone, Ostiarius, Pseudogerygone, Psilopus, Royigerygone, Tinamulus, Wilsonavis.

Fairy Gerygone (Fairy)
SCI Name: Gerygone palpebrosa flavida
flavida
L. flavidus golden-yellow, yellowish < flavus yellow, golden-yellow.