Gray Honeyeater / Conopophila whitei

Gray Honeyeater / Conopophila whitei

Gray Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Conopophila whitei
Protonym:  Lacustroica whitei Vict.Nat. 26 p.138
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gryhon1
Type Locality:  Lake Way, East Murchison, Western Australia.
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Publish Year:  1910
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DEFINITIONS

CONOPOPHILA
(Meliphagidae; Rufous-banded Honeyeater C. albogularis) Gr. κωνωψ kōnōps, κωνωπος kōnōpos  gnat; φιλος philos  lover; "The stomach was very small, but tolerably muscular, and its food consisted of insects generally" (Gilbert in Gould 1865); "LV. Conopophila RCHB. Nat. System der Vögel sppl. — An dieser Stelle die Wiederholung von Stomiopera aus der Gruppe der Gattung Ptilotis, zugleich eine Vorbildung von Dicaeum. — GOULD vermuthete bereits, daß diese beiden Arten nicht zu Entomophila gehörten, welche deshalb in ihrer Gattung fast allein steht.    *273. C. albigularis (Entom. albogularis GOULD) RCHB. t. CCCCLXXXIX. 3450.  ...  Sein sehr kleiner Magen ist ziemlich muskulös und sein Fraß besteht meist aus Insecten.   ...   274. C. rufigularis (Entomophila rufogularis GOULD) RCHB. t. CCCCLXXXIX. 3448—49." (Reichenbach 1852); "Conopophila Reichenbach, 1852, Handb. spec. Orn., Icon. Synops. Avium, abth. 2, continuatio no. IX (Meropinae), p. 119.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds, p. 24), Entomophila? albogularis Gould." (Salomonsen in Peters, 1967, XII, p. 433).
Synon. Lacustroica.

whitei
● Capt. Samuel Albert White (1870-1954) Australian Army, explorer, collector, ornithologist (subsp. Acanthiza lineata, syn. Aphelocephala leucopsis, syn. Ashbyia lovensis, syn. Barnardius zonarius, syn. Colluricincla harmonica rufiventris, syn. Dasyornis broadbenti, syn. Manorina melanocephala, syn. Phalacrocorax varius, syn. Platalea flavipes, syn. Polytelis swainsonii, syn. Porzana fluminea, syn. Psitteuteles versicolor, syn. Ptilotula penicillata, syn. Rhipidura albiscapa alisteri, syn. Tribonyx ventralis, syn. Tyto novaehollandiae).
● Henry Luke White (1860-1927) Australian philatelist, oologist, collector (subsp. Amytornis striatus, Falcunculus).
● Charles Matthew Newton White (1914-1978) British colonial administrator in Northern Rhodesia/ Zambia, ornithologist, anthropologist, linguist (subsp. Apalis thoracica, syn. Prodotiscus regulus, syn. Pternistis squamatus).
● Alfred Henry Ebsworth White (1901-1964) Australian field-naturalist, son of collector Henry L. White (see Lacustroica) (Conopophila).
● Sir Herbert Thirkell White (1855-1931) British colonial administrator in Burma 1878-1905, Lt.-Gov. of Burma 1905-1910 (subsp. Cyornis banyumas).
● Samuel White (1835-1880) English settler in Australia (1842), collector, explorer, father of Samuel A. White (syn. Glycichaera fallax poliocephala, syn. Malurus splendens callainus, syn. Malurus splendens melanotus).
● Revd. Gilbert White (1720-1793) English naturalist, antiquarian, author (syn. Zoothera aurea).
● See: whiteae