Gray-capped Woodpecker / Yungipicus canicapillus

Gray-capped Woodpecker / Yungipicus canicapillus

Gray-capped Woodpecker

SCI Name:  Yungipicus canicapillus
Protonym:  Picus canicapillus J.Asiat.Soc.Bengal 14 p.197
Category:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gycwoo1
Type Locality:  Arakan; type from Ramree Island.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1845
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

Yungipicus
(syn. Picoides Ϯ Brown-capped Woodpecker P. moluccensis) Portmanteau of genera Yunx Linnaeus, 1766, wryneck, and Picus Linnaeus, 1758, woodpecker; "6. PICUS, L  ...   h. Yungipicus, Bp.  -  67. hardwicki, Jard. (variegatus? Wagl.)  -  68. mitchelli, Malh.  -  69. auritus, Eyton. (validirostris, Blyth.)  -  70. gymnophthalmus, Blyth.  -  71. moluccensis, Gm.  -  72. macei, Vieill. et Temm. (wagleri, Hartl.)  -  73. analis, Temm. et Bp. (pectoralis, Blyth.)  -  74. kisuki, Temm.  -  75. temmincki, Malh.  -  76. trisulensis, Licht. (canicapillus, Blyth.)  -  77. scintilla, Natterer.  -  78. semicoronatus, Malh. (rubricatus, Blyth.)  -  79. pygmæus, Vig. et Auct.  -  80. nanus, Vig. (cinereigula, Malh. adult.)" (Bonaparte 1854).  Recent work suggests that this genus may be worthy of recognition.   Var. Iyngopicus, Iungipicus, Iyngipicus, Jyngipicus, YunxipicusYyngipicus.

canicapilla / canicapillum / canicapillus
L. canus  grey; -capillus  -capped, -headed  < capillus  hair of the head.

SUBSPECIES

Gray-capped Woodpecker (doerriesi)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus doerriesi
doerriesi
Friedrich Dörries (1852-1953) German collector, explorer in Siberia (subsp. Bubo blakistoni, syn. Bubo bubo ussuriensis, syn. Falco tinnunculus, subsp. Picoides canicapillus).

Gray-capped Woodpecker (scintilliceps)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus scintilliceps
scintilliceps
L. scintilla  glimmer, spark; -ceps  -crowned  < caput, capitis  head.

Gray-capped Woodpecker (kaleensis)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus kaleensis
kaleensis
Kalee, Formosa / Taiwan.

Gray-capped Woodpecker (swinhoei)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus swinhoei
swinhoei / swinhoii
Robert Swinhoe (1836-1877) British diplomat in China, Vice-Consul in Taiwan 1860-1866, linguist, collector, naturalist (syn. Aegithalos caudatus glaucogularis, syn. Bubo bubo kiautschensis, syn. Chlidonias hybrida, syn. Cuculus micropterus, subsp. Cyanopica cyanus, Erythrogenys, subsp. Lioparus chrysotis, subsp. Lonchura striata, Lophura, syn. Merops leschenaultii, syn. Oriolus chinensis diffusus, subsp. Picoides canicapillus, syn. Platalea minor, subsp. Stachyris strialata).

Gray-capped Woodpecker (semicoronatus)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus semicoronatus
semicoronatus
L. semi-  half-, semi-  < semis, semissis  half  < as, assis  whole; coronatus  crowned  < coronare  to crown  < corona  crown.

Gray-capped Woodpecker (mitchellii)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus mitchellii
mitchelli / mitchellii
David William Mitchell (1813-1859) English zoologist, artist, Secretary of Zoological Society of London 1847-1859 (syn. Amandava subflavaCalliphlox, Phegornis, subsp. Picoides canicapillus, subsp. Trichoglossus forsteni).

Gray-capped Woodpecker (canicapillus)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus canicapillus
canicapilla / canicapillum / canicapillus
L. canus  grey; -capillus  -capped, -headed  < capillus  hair of the head.

Gray-capped Woodpecker (delacouri)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus delacouri
delacouri
Dr Jean Théodore Delacour (1890-1985) French ornithologist, aviculturalist, explorer in Indochina 1923-1939 and Madagascar 1929, conservationist, collector (syn. Caprimulgus manillensis, subsp. Euplectes progne, subsp. Glaucidium cuculoides, syn. Lanius collurioides nigricapillus, subsp. Napothera epilepidota, subsp. Neomixis viridis, subsp. Picoides canicapillus, subsp. Prinia flaviventris, subsp. Pteruthius rufiventer, syn. Saxicola maurus stejnegeri, syn. Schoeniparus cinereus, syn. Sitta nagaensis, subsp. Smithornis capensis, subsp. Treron sphenurus, syn. Yuhina diademata).

Gray-capped Woodpecker (auritus)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus auritus
auritum / auritus
L. auritus  eared, long-eared  < auris  ear.
● ex “Mellisuga Cayennensis major” of Brisson 1760, “Oiseau-mouche à oreilles” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Violet-eared Humming-bird” of Latham 1782 (Heliothryx).
● ex “Sarcelle mâle de Madagascar” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 770 (Nettapus).
● ex "Cormoran dilophe" of Vieillot 1825 (Phalacrocorax).
● "68. COLYMBUS.  ...  auritus.  3. C. pedibus lobatis, capite nigro, auribus cristato-ferrugineis. Fn. Svec. 123.  Colymbus s. Podiceps minor. Aldr. orn. l. 19. c. 52. Will. orn. 258. t. 61. Sloan. jam. 2. p. 322. t. 271. f. 1. Raj. av. 125. Mars. danub. 82. t. 39. Alb. av. 2. p. 70. t. 76. Edw. av. 145. t. 145. & 96. l. 96.  Habitat in summis Europæ & Americæ lacubusNidum natantem conficit." (Linnaeus 1758) (Podiceps).
● ex “Passarage Bustard” of Latham 1787 (syn. Sypheotides indicus).

Gray-capped Woodpecker (volzi)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus volzi
volzi
Prof. Dr Walter Volz (1875-1907) German explorer, collector in Sumatra 1900-1902, and Liberia 1906-1907 (subsp. Picoides canicapillus).

Gray-capped Woodpecker (aurantiiventris)
SCI Name: Yungipicus canicapillus aurantiiventris
aurantiiventer / aurantiiventris
Late Med. L. aurantius  orange-coloured  < aurantia  orange; L. venter, ventris  belly.