Long-tailed Honey-buzzard / Henicopernis longicauda

Long-tailed Honey-buzzard / Henicopernis longicauda

Long-tailed Honey-buzzard

SCI Name:  Henicopernis longicauda
Protonym:  Falco longicauda Voy.Coq. Atlas 1 livr.7 pl.10
Taxonomy:  Accipitriformes / Accipitridae /
Taxonomy Code:  lthbuz1
Type Locality:  New Guinea.
Publish Year:  1828
IUCN Status:  


(Accipitridae; Ϯ Long-tailed Honey Buzzard H. longicauda) Gr. ἑνικος henikos  singular; genus Pernis Cuvier 1817, honey buzzard; "3. ASTUR LONGICAUDA, Less.  The collection contains a female specimen of this rare bird, which has hitherto been supposed to belong to the subfamily Accipitrinæ; but the examination of this example proves that it would be more correctly placed in that of Milvinæ, as it possesses all the characters which are essential to that group. It forms part of the genus Pernis; but as it exhibits some slight differences in the wings, &c., from the type of the genus, I have ventured to propose the subgeneric appellation of Henicopernis, instead of adopting Dædalion (Dædalia), as suggested by Prince C. L. Bonaparte, because the latter word was long since given by Savigny as a more classical term for that of Astur." (G. Gray 1859); "Henicopernis G. R. Gray, Proc. Zoöl. Soc. London, 1859, p. 153. Type, by monotypy, Astur longicauda Lesson = Falco longicauda Garnot." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 198).
Synon. Daedalion.

L. longus  long; cauda  tail.
● ex “Merle à longue queue du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 220, and “Vert-doré” of de Buffon 1770-1785 (syn. Lamprotornis caudatus).
● ex “Petit Figuier à longue queue de la Chine” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Long-tailed Warbler” of Latham 1783 (subsp. Orthotomus sutorius).
● ex “Plumet-blanc” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Pithys albifrons).
● ex “Perruche de Malac” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 887, “Grand Perruche à long brins” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Malacca Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (Psittacula).
● ex “Merle Tricolor à Longue Queue” of Levaillant 1801-1804, pl. 114 (unident.).