Fairy Lorikeet / Charmosyna pulchella

Fairy Lorikeet / Charmosyna pulchella

Fairy Lorikeet

SCI Name:  Charmosyna pulchella
Protonym:  Charmosyna pulchella ListBirdsBrit.Mus. pt3 sect.2 p.102
Category:  Psittaciformes / Psittaculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  failor1
Type Locality:  Dorey [now Manokwari], New Guinea.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1859
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHARMOSYNA
(Psittacidae; Ϯ Papuan Lorikeet C. papou) Gr. χαρμοσυνος kharmosunos  glad, joyful, festive  < χαρμα kharma, χαρματος kharmatos  joy, delight  < χαιρω khairō  to rejoice; συν sun  together; "Genus X.  Charmosyna ***) Wagl.  Sittichlori.   Rostrum, lingua et pedes Trichoglossorum; cauda longula, cuneata, rectricibus duabus intermediis longissimis.   Australiae incola.  Vitae ratio ignota.  Species: 1. Ch. papuensis.   ...   ***) Xαρμοσυνος  amoenus. — Avis generis naturaliter connectit psittacos praecedentes longicaudatos [Trichoglossus] cum sequentibus [Eos], qui rubri sunt et caudam conico-acuminatam habent." (Wagler 1832); "Charmosyna Wagler, Abh. k. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Phys. Kl., 1, 1832, p. 493. Type, by monotypy, Ch. papuensis = Psittacus papuensis Gmelin = Psittacus papou Scopoli." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 158).
Var. Charmosina.
Synon. Charminetta, Charmosynopsis, Hypocharmosyna, Pyrrhodes.

charmosyna
Gr. χαρμοσυνος kharmosunos  glad, joyful, festive  < χαρμα kharma, χαρματος kharmatos  joy, delight  < χαιρω khairō  to rejoice; συν sun  together.

pulchella / pulchellum / pulchellus
L. pulchellus  very pretty, beautiful little < dim. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful.
● ex “Grimpereau à longue queue du Sénégal” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).

SUBSPECIES

Fairy Lorikeet (rothschildi)
SCI Name: Charmosyna pulchella rothschildi
rothschildi
● Lionel Walter 2nd Baron Rothschild of Tring (1868-1937) English ornithologist (syn. Amazona barbadensis, subsp. Arachnothera longirostra, Astrapia, Bangsia, subsp. Bostrychia olivacea, subsp. Buteo buteo, syn. Camaroptera superciliaris, syn. Casuarius unappendiculatus, subsp. Charmosyna pulchella, syn. Cochoa viridis, CrithagraCypseloides, syn. Daphoenositta chrysoptera striata, syn. Diomedea exulans, syn. Diphyllodes magnificus, syn. Eos bornea, subsp. Fregata magnificens, subsp. Geospiza scandens, subsp. Geotrygon saphirina, syn. Granatina ianthinogaster, syn. Gygis alba candida, Heliangelus x Eriocnemis, syn. Hemitriccus zosterops, subsp. Heteromyias armiti, syn. Irediparra gallinaceaLeucopsar, syn. Micropsitta pusio, subsp. Muscicapa sibirica, subsp. Nucifraga caryocatactes, ‡syn. Pachyornis elephantopus, syn. Phaethon rubricauda, syn. Phalacrocorax onslowi, subsp. Phasianus colchicus, syn. Pitta sordida, subsp. Pomatorhinus superciliaris, subsp. Psilopogon lagrandieri, syn. Rhea americana albescens, syn. Rhea americana intermedia, syn. Sericulus chrysocephalus, subsp. Serilophus lunatus, syn. Stipiturus malachurus westernensis, syn. Sylvia melanocephala momus, syn. Tanysiptera nympha, subsp. Zosterops minor) (see rothschildii).
● Maurice Edmond Charles Baron de Rothschild (1881-1957) French politician, art collector, big-game hunter, patron of the arts, Senator 1929-1945 (syn. Anthoscopus sylviella, syn. Campephaga phoenicea, syn. Columba iriditorques, syn. Euplectes hordeaceus craspedopterus, subsp. Hirundo lucida, syn. Laniarius funebris, syn. Pyrenestes ostrinus).

Fairy Lorikeet (pulchella)
SCI Name: Charmosyna pulchella pulchella
pulchella / pulchellum / pulchellus
L. pulchellus  very pretty, beautiful little < dim. pulcher, pulchra  beautiful.
● ex “Grimpereau à longue queue du Sénégal” of Brisson 1760 (Cinnyris).