Fruit-hunter / Chlamydochaera jefferyi

Fruit-hunter / Chlamydochaera jefferyi


SCI Name:  Chlamydochaera jefferyi
Protonym:  Chlamydochaera jefferyi Ibis p.439 pl.13
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Turdidae /
Taxonomy Code:  fruit-2
Type Locality:  Mt. Kinabalu, North Borneo.
Publish Year:  1887
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(Turdidae; Ϯ Fruit-hunter C. jefferyi) Gr. χλαμυς khlamus, χλαμυδος khlamudos  mantle; χαιρω khairō  to rejoice; "CHLAMYDOCHÆRA, gen. n.  Chlamydochæra, generi "Edoliisoma" dicto maxime affinis, sed primario primo abbreviato et pictura insignissima et insolita facile distinguenda.   7. CHLAMYDOCHÆRA JEFFERYI, sp. n.  Adult male. General colour above dark French grey; wing-coverts like the back, the greater series rather paler externally, with concealed black bases   ...   I have named this species after Mr. Jeffery Whitehead, the traveller's father, by whose aid and encouragement Mr. John Whitehead has been enabled to carry out his ornithological expeditions." (Sharpe 1887); "Chlamydochaera Sharpe, 1887, Ibis, p. 439. Type, by monotypy, Chlamydochaera jefferyi Sharpe." (Peters, 1960, IX, p. 196). This bird has previously been placed in Oriolidae and in Campephagidae, but recent analyses indicate that it is closely related to Cochoa.

Jeffrey Whitehead (d. 1909) English stockbroker, father of explorer John Whitehead (Aethopyga, Chlamydochaera, Cissa, Pithecophaga).