Halmahera Cuckooshrike / Celebesia parvula

Halmahera Cuckooshrike / Celebesia parvula

Halmahera Cuckooshrike

SCI Name:  Celebesia parvula
Protonym:  Graucalus parvulus Ann.Mus.Civ.Stor.Nat.Genova 12 p.324
Category:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  halcus1
Type Locality:  Halmahera.
Publish Year:  1878
IUCN Status:  


(Campephagidae; syn. Celebesica Pygmy Cuckooshrike C. abbotti) Celebes, Dutch East Indies / Sulawesi, Indonesia; "Celebesia, gen. nov.  Simliar [sic] to Malindangia Mearns but bill proportionally narrower (width just forward of the nostril equal to the depth instead of broader); fifth primary (counting from the outside) shorter than the third instead of longer; rectrices more rounded; plumage not so soft; and color pattern different.  Type. — Celebesia abbotti.    Celebesia abbotti, † sp. nov.  ...   Celebesia evidently represents Malindangia (from the mountains of Mindanao) in the highlands of Celebes.   ...   † Named in honor of Dr. W. L. Abbott." (Riley 1918); "Celebesia Riley, 1918, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 31, p. 158.  Type, by original designation, Celebesia abbotti Riley.  Not Celebesia Bolivar, 1917, Insecta." (Peters, 1960, IX, p. 169).

parvula / parvulum / parvulus
L. parvulus  very small  < dim. parvus  small.