Fernandina’s Flicker / Colaptes fernandinae

Fernandina\'s Flicker / Colaptes fernandinae

Fernandina's Flicker

SCI Name:  Colaptes fernandinae
Protonym:  Colaptes Fernandinae Zool.J. 3 p.445
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ferfli1
Type Locality:  Near Habana, Cuba.
Publish Year:  1827
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; Ϯ Yellow-shafted Flicker C. auratus) Gr. κολαπτης kolaptēs  chiseller  < κολαπτω kolaptō  to chisel, to peck, to strike; "The former group, or the Linnean Pici, it may be again observed, include some species where the bill loses the straight and angulated form, and becomes curved and compressed. These birds, of which the Picus auratus of Linnæus is the representative §, exhibit in this particular an evident approximation to the true Creepers   ...   § This group forms the genus Colaptes of Mr. Swainson." (Vigors 1825); "Colaptes Vigors, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 14, pt. 3, 1826, p. 457, note.  Type, by original designation, Cuculus auratus Linné." (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 100).  
Synon. Chrysopicus, Chrysoptilus, Craugus, Geopicos, Malherbipicus, Nesoceleus, Pediopipo, Pituipicus, Soroplex, Theiopicus, Tridactylocolaptes.

José María Herrera y Herrera Conde de la Fernandina (1788-1864) Spanish landowner in Cuba (cf. Fernandina, an early 16th century name for the island of Cuba) (Colaptes, Teretistris).