Lesser Cuckooshrike / Lalage fimbriata

Lesser Cuckooshrike / Lalage fimbriata

Lesser Cuckooshrike

SCI Name:  Lalage fimbriata
Protonym:  Ceblepyris fimbriatus Pl.Col. livr.42 pl.249
Category:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  lescus1
Type Locality:  Java.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1824
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

LALAGE
(Campephagidae; Ϯ Pied Triller L. nigra) Gr. λαλαξ lalax, λαλαγος lalagos or λαλαγες lalages  unidentified bird mentioned by Hesychius  < λαλαζω lalazō  to chirp or chirrup (cf. this name is also identified with a green tree frog); "IX. Fam.  Myiotheridae.   ...   Lalage: Turdus orientalis Gm. enl. 273 fig. 2. u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Lalage Boie, 1826, Isis, col. 973. Type, by monotypy, Turdus orientalis Gmelin = Turdus niger Forster." (Mayr in Peters 1960, IX, 196).   
Synon. Acanthinotus, Coquus, Diaphoropterus, Erucivora, Karua, Oscarornis, Oxynotus, Perissolalage, Pseudolalage, Symmorphus.

fimbriata / fimbriatum / fimbriatus
L. fimbriatus  fringed  < fimbriae  fringe, border.
• "66.  TROCHILUS.   ...       fimbriatus.  45. Tr. viridi-aureus, subtus griseus, cauda chalybea apice grisea, pectoris pennis albo fimbriatis.   Mellisuga cayennensis gutture naevio. Briss. av. 3. p. 706, n. 7. t. 36. f. 2.   Oiseau-mouche à gorge tachetée. Buff. hist. nat. des ois. 6. p. 31.   Oiseau-mouche tacheté de Cayenne. Buff. planch. enlum. n. 276. f. 2.   Spotted-necked Humming-bird. Lath. syn. I. 2. p. 772. n. 36." (J. Gmelin 1788) (Amazilia).
• "Anas fimbriata.  Gesäumte Ente.  So nenne ich Azara's Canard à bec rouge et plombé.  ...  Wangen und Kehle sind weiß, die Schultern und Steißfedern schwarz, mit fuchsrothem Rande  ...  die Ruderfedern weißlich, mit fuchsrother Einfassung" (Merrem 1841) (syn. Anas bahamensis rubrirostris).
• "Buarremon fimbriatus, new species    SPECIFIC CHARACTERS. —Resembling Buarremon torquatus (d'Orbigny and Lafresnaye) but back paler; tail olive-greenish, as in B. phygas of northeastern Venezuela; white superciliary stripe reaching the base of the bill; breast-band conspicuously margined with white or whitish; flanks and under tail-coverts paler; wings and tail averaging longer; bill shorter." (Chapman 1923) (subsp. Arremon torquatus).
• "The weather proving uncomfortably wet gave us little chance of meeting with any variety of birds; we were fortunate enough however to fall in with some rare and uncommon cockatoos, one of which Mr. Barreillier shot, and a faithful representation of it will be found in the annexed Plate, after a design from the elegant pencil of Major-General Davies, of the Royal Artillery, to whom Governor King presented the preserved specimen.   ...   [plate] PSITTACUS FIMBRIATUS  FRINGE CRESTED COCKATOO.  From New South Wales in the Museum of Major General Davies, to whom this plate is respectfully inscribed by James Grant. Lieutenant Royal Navy." (J. Grant 1803) (Callocephalon).
• " ÉCHENILLEUR FRANGÉ.   CEBLEPHYRIS FIMBRIATUS.  TEMM.   ...    La femelle adulte  ...  les joues, et généralement toutes les parties inférieures, sont rayées de zigzags blancs, noirâtres et cendrés  ...  Nous avons figuré, pl. 250, une femelle un peu plus jeune  ...  toutes les pennes des ailes sont lisérées de blanc ou de cendré-clair; on voit des zigzags sur l'extrémité blanche des pennes caudales" (Temminck 1824) (Lalage).
• "Matacilla [sic] fimbriata, the gauze-tailed warbler.  This small species, which is about the size of a wren, inhabits the island of Java; at least it was sent from that place to M. Temminck of Amsterdam, and from him to Mons. Vaillant.  The most remarkable thing in this species is the manner in which the tail-quills are barbed; the feathers are so thinly scattered along the quills, as to have the appearance at first sight of their having been stripped; but upon examination they are so regular, that there is no doubt but the "fringe or gauze tail" is the specific character.  ...  The tail is longer than the body; the quills are almost black for half their length; the remainder and the barbs are of a red brown; the tail is so transparent, from the feathers being so thinly sown, that when laid upon paper you may read through it as through a piece of the finest gauze." (Wilkes 1817) (?syn. Stipiturus malachurus).

SUBSPECIES

Lesser Cuckooshrike (neglecta)
SCI Name: Lalage fimbriata neglecta
neglecta / neglectum / neglectus
L. neglectus  ignored, overlooked, neglected, disregarded  < neglegere  to neglect.

Lesser Cuckooshrike (culminata)
SCI Name: Lalage fimbriata culminata
culminata
Late L. culminatus  culminate, apical  < L. culmen, culminis (contraction of columen)  crown, ridge, peak.

Lesser Cuckooshrike (schierbrandi)
SCI Name: Lalage fimbriata schierbrandi

Lesser Cuckooshrike (compta)
SCI Name: Lalage fimbriata compta
compta / comptus
L. comptus  adorned  < comere  to adorn.

Lesser Cuckooshrike (fimbriata)
SCI Name: Lalage fimbriata fimbriata
fimbriata / fimbriatum / fimbriatus
L. fimbriatus  fringed  < fimbriae  fringe, border.
• "66.  TROCHILUS.   ...       fimbriatus.  45. Tr. viridi-aureus, subtus griseus, cauda chalybea apice grisea, pectoris pennis albo fimbriatis.   Mellisuga cayennensis gutture naevio. Briss. av. 3. p. 706, n. 7. t. 36. f. 2.   Oiseau-mouche à gorge tachetée. Buff. hist. nat. des ois. 6. p. 31.   Oiseau-mouche tacheté de Cayenne. Buff. planch. enlum. n. 276. f. 2.   Spotted-necked Humming-bird. Lath. syn. I. 2. p. 772. n. 36." (J. Gmelin 1788) (Amazilia).
• "Anas fimbriata.  Gesäumte Ente.  So nenne ich Azara's Canard à bec rouge et plombé.  ...  Wangen und Kehle sind weiß, die Schultern und Steißfedern schwarz, mit fuchsrothem Rande  ...  die Ruderfedern weißlich, mit fuchsrother Einfassung" (Merrem 1841) (syn. Anas bahamensis rubrirostris).
• "Buarremon fimbriatus, new species    SPECIFIC CHARACTERS. —Resembling Buarremon torquatus (d'Orbigny and Lafresnaye) but back paler; tail olive-greenish, as in B. phygas of northeastern Venezuela; white superciliary stripe reaching the base of the bill; breast-band conspicuously margined with white or whitish; flanks and under tail-coverts paler; wings and tail averaging longer; bill shorter." (Chapman 1923) (subsp. Arremon torquatus).
• "The weather proving uncomfortably wet gave us little chance of meeting with any variety of birds; we were fortunate enough however to fall in with some rare and uncommon cockatoos, one of which Mr. Barreillier shot, and a faithful representation of it will be found in the annexed Plate, after a design from the elegant pencil of Major-General Davies, of the Royal Artillery, to whom Governor King presented the preserved specimen.   ...   [plate] PSITTACUS FIMBRIATUS  FRINGE CRESTED COCKATOO.  From New South Wales in the Museum of Major General Davies, to whom this plate is respectfully inscribed by James Grant. Lieutenant Royal Navy." (J. Grant 1803) (Callocephalon).
• " ÉCHENILLEUR FRANGÉ.   CEBLEPHYRIS FIMBRIATUS.  TEMM.   ...    La femelle adulte  ...  les joues, et généralement toutes les parties inférieures, sont rayées de zigzags blancs, noirâtres et cendrés  ...  Nous avons figuré, pl. 250, une femelle un peu plus jeune  ...  toutes les pennes des ailes sont lisérées de blanc ou de cendré-clair; on voit des zigzags sur l'extrémité blanche des pennes caudales" (Temminck 1824) (Lalage).
• "Matacilla [sic] fimbriata, the gauze-tailed warbler.  This small species, which is about the size of a wren, inhabits the island of Java; at least it was sent from that place to M. Temminck of Amsterdam, and from him to Mons. Vaillant.  The most remarkable thing in this species is the manner in which the tail-quills are barbed; the feathers are so thinly scattered along the quills, as to have the appearance at first sight of their having been stripped; but upon examination they are so regular, that there is no doubt but the "fringe or gauze tail" is the specific character.  ...  The tail is longer than the body; the quills are almost black for half their length; the remainder and the barbs are of a red brown; the tail is so transparent, from the feathers being so thinly sown, that when laid upon paper you may read through it as through a piece of the finest gauze." (Wilkes 1817) (?syn. Stipiturus malachurus).