Gray-and-buff Woodpecker / Hemicircus concretus

Gray-and-buff Woodpecker / Hemicircus concretus

Gray-and-buff Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Hemicircus concretus
Protonym:  Picus concretus Pl.Col. livr.15 pl.90
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gabwoo3
Type Locality:  Java.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1821
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

HEMICIRCUS
(Picidae; Ϯ Grey-and-buff Woodpecker H. concretus) Gr. ἡμι- hēmi-  small  < ἡμισυς hēmisus  half; κερκος kerkos  tail; "Hemicircus, Sw.  Tail excessively short, and very broad.  Neck short, very slender.  Bill straight, considerably compressed.  Lateral ridge slight, near to the margin.  Nostrils concealed.  Feet very large.  Versatile toe always longer than the anterior.  Wings nearly as long as the tail.   India.    H. concretus.  Pl. Col. 90." (Swainson 1837); "Hemicircus Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 306. Type, by monotypy, H. concretus Pl. col. 90 = Picus concretus Temminck." (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 223).
Var. Hemicercus.
Synon. Micropicos.

concreta / concretus
Mod. L. concretus  large, sturdy, strong  < Med. L. concretus  concrete   < L. concretus  hard, thickened  < concrescere  to grow.

SUBSPECIES

Gray-and-buff Woodpecker (Gray-and-buff)
SCI Name: Hemicircus concretus sordidus
sordidum / sordidus
L. sordidus  shabby, dirty  < sordere  to be dirty  < sordes, sordis  dirt.
● ex “Sordid Thrush” of Latham 1801 (syn. Artamus cyanopterus).
● "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  sordidus.  18. P. brachyurus subfuscus, gula cærulea, alis caudaque viridibus, rostro anoque rubris.  Psittacus fuscus. Edw. av. 167. t. 167.  Habitat in Mexico." (Linnaeus 1758) (Pionus).

Gray-and-buff Woodpecker (Red-crested)
SCI Name: Hemicircus concretus concretus
concreta / concretus
Mod. L. concretus  large, sturdy, strong  < Med. L. concretus  concrete   < L. concretus  hard, thickened  < concrescere  to grow.