Golden-crested Myna / Ampeliceps coronatus

Golden-crested Myna / Ampeliceps coronatus

Golden-crested Myna

SCI Name:  Ampeliceps coronatus
Protonym:  A[mpeliceps] coronatus J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 11 p.194
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Sturnidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gocmyn1
Type Locality:  Tenasserim.
Publish Year:  1842
IUCN Status:  


(Sturnidae; Ϯ Golden-crested Myna A. coronatus) Genus Ampelis Linnaeus, 1766, waxwing; L. -ceps  -headed, -capped  < caput, capitis  head; "Ampeliceps, Nobis.  Allied to Pastor, but the bill more sharp-pointed and widening to its base, having the terminal third moderately compressed, and the ridge of the upper mandible obtusely angular; nostrils large and impended by bristly feathers, and the gape unarmed. Tarse and toes much shorter and more robust than in Pastor, the former not exceeding in length the middle toe with its claw, and the claws also rather short, stout, and much curved.  Wings reaching beyond the middle of the tail, having the first primary minute, the 2d and 3d nearly equal, the second being longest.  Skin thick, and plumage rather firm and glossy.     A. coronatus, Nobis.  ... General colour black with a steel shine; the forehead, lores, crown and occiput, chin and throat, together with a large wing-spot on the base of the outer webs of the primaries excepting the first one, —bright yellow; the coronal feathers slender and rigid, and those of the sides of the forehead erect and curving over towards the mesial line, forming a frontal crest somewhat resembling that of Pastor cristatellus" (Blyth 1842); "Ampeliceps Blyth, 1842, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 11, p. 194. Type, by monotypy, Ampeliceps coronatus Blyth." (Amadon in Peters, 1962, XV, p. 115).
Var. Ampuliceps.

coronatum / coronatus
L. coronatus crowned  < coronare  to crown  < corona  crown.
● ex “Perroquet Dufresne” of Levaillant 1805 (syn. Amazona dufresniana).
● ex “Calao des Philippines” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 873, “Calao de Malabar” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Pied Hornbill” of Latham 1781 (Anthracoceros).
ex “Aguila coronada” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 7 (Harpyhaliaetus).
● ex “Tyran huppé de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 289 (Onychorhynchus).
● ex “Merle de Bengale” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 258 (syn. Pitta brachyura).
● ex “Gobe-mouche rouge huppé” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 675, fig. 2, “Rubin de la rivière des Amazones” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Round-crested Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (syn. Pyrocephalus rubinus).
● ex “Crowned Eagle” of Edwards 1758 (Stephanoaetus).
● ex “Tordo de bosque coronado y negro” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 77 (Tachyphonus).
● ex "Pluvier du cap de Bonne-Espérance" of d'Aubenton 176501781, pl. 800, "Pluvier couronné" of de Buffon 1770-1785, and "Wreathed Plover" of Latham 1785 (Vanellus).
● ex “Pepoazá coronada” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 202 (Xolmis).