Moluccan Drongo-Cuckoo / Surniculus musschenbroeki

Moluccan Drongo-Cuckoo / Surniculus musschenbroeki

Moluccan Drongo-Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Surniculus musschenbroeki
Protonym:  Surniculus musschenbroeki Orn.Misc.[Rowley] 3 p.164
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  asidrc4
Type Locality:  Batjan, error = Celebes.
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Publish Year:  1878
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DEFINITIONS

SURNICULUS
(Cuculidae; Ϯ Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo S. lugubris) Portmanteau of genera Surnia Duméril, 1805, owl (i.e. wicked, evil) and Cuculus Linnaeus, 1758, cuckoo (cf. French sournois   deceitful; Coucou  cuckoo); "It has three distinct notes, which it repeats in great regularity with a loud but not unpleasant voice, although by many natives it is considered as ominous of evil" (Horsfield 1824); "5.e Race. Les SURNICOUS; Surniculus.   Bec mince, comprimé, faible; tarses très-courts, grêles, emplumés jusqu'au-dessous du genou; queue longue, très-étagée; ailes médiocres et pointues; narines arrondies, ouvertes, basales.   12. COUCOU LUGUBRE; Cuculus lugubris, Horsf.  ...  L'Awon-awon des Javanais.   ...   13. COUCOU A TÊTE GRISE; Cuculus flavus, Gm.   ...   14. COUCOU A VENTRE RAYÉ; Cuculus lineatus." (Lesson 1830); "Surniculus Lesson, Traité d'Orn., livr. 2, 1830, p. 151. Type, by subsequent designation, Cuculus lugubris Horsfield. (G. R. Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 97.)" (Peters 1940, IV, 35). 
Synon. Cacangelus, Pseudornis.

musschenbroeki / musschenbroekii
Samuel Cornelius Jan Willem van Musschenbroek (1827-1883) Dutch colonial administrator in the East Indies (subsp. Artamus leucoryn, Neopsittacus, syn. Ptilinopus viridis geelvinkianus, Surniculus).