Galah / Eolophus roseicapilla

Galah / Eolophus roseicapilla

Galah

SCI Name:  Eolophus roseicapilla
Protonym:  Cacatua roseicapilla Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 17 p.12
Category:  Psittaciformes / Cacatuidae /
Taxonomy Code:  galah
Type Locality:  In the Indies == New South Wales.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1817
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

EOLOPHUS
(Cacatuidae; Galah E. roseicapillus) Gr. εως eōs or ηως  ēōs  dawn; λοφος lophos  crest; the pink-crested Galah is a familiar cockatoo of Australia, whose name has entered the slang dictionary as a term for a noisy fool; "Subfam. X. PLYCTOLOPHINÆ.   61. EOLOPHUS, Bp.  —  253. Roseus, Vieill." (Bonaparte 1854); "Eolophus Bonaparte, Rev. et Mag. Zool. (2), 6, 1854, p. 155. Type, by monotypy, Cacatua rosea Vieillot = Cacatua roseicapilla Vieillot." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 179).
Synon. Cackatto.

roseicapilla / roseicapillus
L. roseus  rosy  < rosa  rose; -capillus  -capped  < capillus  hair of the head.
● ex “Kurukuru” of Quoy & Gaimard 1824 (Ptilinopus).

SUBSPECIES

Galah (kuhli)
SCI Name: Eolophus roseicapilla kuhli
kuhli / kuhliana / kuhlii
Dr Heinrich Kuhl (1797-1821) German ornithologist (syn. Aethopyga eximia, syn. Calonectris diomedea, subsp. Eolophus roseicapilla, Leucopternis, syn. Tringa glareola, Vini).

Galah (roseicapilla)
SCI Name: Eolophus roseicapilla roseicapilla
roseicapilla / roseicapillus
L. roseus  rosy  < rosa  rose; -capillus  -capped  < capillus  hair of the head.
● ex “Kurukuru” of Quoy & Gaimard 1824 (Ptilinopus).

Galah (albiceps)
SCI Name: Eolophus roseicapilla albiceps
albiceps
L. albus  white; -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.