Golden-tufted Grackle / Macroagelaius imthurni

Golden-tufted Grackle / Macroagelaius imthurni

Golden-tufted Grackle

SCI Name:  Macroagelaius imthurni
Protonym:  Agelaeus imthurni Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.213
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Icteridae /
Taxonomy Code:  gotgra1
Type Locality:  Kaieteur Falls, Potaro river, British Guiana.
Publish Year:  1881
IUCN Status:  


(Icteridae; Ϯ Mountain Grackle M. subalaris) Gr. μακρος makros  long; genus Agelaius Vieillot, 1816, blackbird; "5. Macroagelaius.   12. AGELAIUS SUBALARIS, (Boissonneau.)  Quiscalus subalaris, Boiss. Rev. Zool. 1840, p.70.  Specimens in the Academy Museum labelled "Bogota."  Though usually rated as a Quiscalus, this bird, in my opinion, is more properly to be regarded as an Agelaius, though differing from the typical subgroups in having a longer and more Quiscalus-like tail.  It is not an uncommon bird in collections from the northern countries of South America." (Cassin 1866); "Macroagelaius Cassin, 1866, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, p. 13. Type, by monotypy, Quiscalus sub-alaris Boissonneau." (Blake in Peters 1968, XIV, 185).
Var. Macragelaeus.
Synon. Pseudagelaeus, Sciopsar.

Sir Everard Ferdinand im Thurn (1852–1932) British diplomat, explorer in British Guiana 1877–1899, Lt.-Gov. of Ceylon 1901–1904, Gov. of Fiji 1904 –1910 (Macroagelaius).