New Guinea Bronzewing / Henicophaps albifrons

New Guinea Bronzewing / Henicophaps albifrons

New Guinea Bronzewing

SCI Name:  Henicophaps albifrons
Protonym:  Henicophaps albifrons Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1861) (1861), Pt3 p.432 pl.44
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  negbro1
Type Locality:  Waigeu.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1862
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

HENICOPHAPS
(Columbidae; Ϯ New Guinea Bronzewing H. albifrons) Gr. ἑνικος henikos  singular, unique; φαψ phaps, φαβος phabos  pigeon (cf. genus Chalcophaps Gould, 1854, dove); "HENICOPHAPS ALBIFRONS, G. R. Gr. (Pl. XLIV.)  Front white; fuscous-rufous black, tinged with glossy green, on the back and tertials; greater wing-coverts with golden-coppery gloss; abdomen grey fuscous; under tail-coverts rufous.  ... The bill is like that of Chalcophaps, but the apical portion occupies rather more than half its length; the basal part of culmen is flattened and rather broad.   Hab. Waigiou." (G. Gray 1862); "Henicophaps G. R. Gray, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1861 (1862), p. 432. Type, by monotypy, Henicophaps albifrons G. R. Gray." (Peters, 1937, III, p. 116).
Synon. Rhynchaenas.

albifrons
L. albus  white; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.
● ex “White-fronted Owl” of Latham 1787 (syn. Aegolius acadicus).
● ex “White-crowned Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Amazona).
● ex “Cola aguda vientre de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 234 (Donacospiza).
● ex “White-fronted Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Miro australis).
● ex “White-faced Manakin” of Edwards 1764 (Pithys).

SUBSPECIES

New Guinea Bronzewing (albifrons)
SCI Name: Henicophaps albifrons albifrons
albifrons
L. albus  white; frons, frontis  forehead, brow.
● ex “White-fronted Owl” of Latham 1787 (syn. Aegolius acadicus).
● ex “White-crowned Parrot” of Latham 1781 (Amazona).
● ex “Cola aguda vientre de canela” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 234 (Donacospiza).
● ex “White-fronted Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Miro australis).
● ex “White-faced Manakin” of Edwards 1764 (Pithys).

New Guinea Bronzewing (schlegeli)
SCI Name: Henicophaps albifrons schlegeli
schlegeli
Hermann Schlegel (1804-1884) German ornithologist (syn. Actitis hypoleucosArremon, syn. Bucorvus leadbeateri, Eudyptes, subsp. Henicophaps albifrons, subsp. Mandingoa nitidula, subsp. Penthoceryx sonneratii, Philepitta, syn. Pitta sordida cucullata, syn. Platysmurus leucopterus) (see schlegelii).