New Zealand Quail / Coturnix novaezelandiae

New Zealand Quail / Coturnix novaezelandiae

New Zealand Quail

SCI Name:  Coturnix novaezelandiae
Protonym:  Coturnix Novae-Zelandiae Voy.AstrolabeZool. 1 p.242
Category:  Galliformes / Phasianidae /
Taxonomy Code:  nezqua1
Type Locality:  Bale Chouraki = Hawraki Gulf, North Island, New Zealand.
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Publish Year:  1830
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DEFINITIONS

COTURNIX
(Phasianidae; Ϯ Common Quail C. coturnix) L. coturnix, coturnicis  quail; "40e  GENRE. { Caille. Le bec court, en cône-recourbé: les narines ovales, demi-fermées: la langue entière, pointue: point d'espace nud derrière les yeux: les pieds sans éperons.   Coturnix.  Rostrum breve, conico-incurvum: nares ovatæ, semi-tectæ: lingua integra, acuta: area pone oculos nulla: pedes mutici." (Bonnaterre 1791); "Coturnix Bonnaterre, Tabl. Encyc. Méth., Orn., pt. 1, 1791, p. lxxxvii. Type, by tautonymy, "Caille" = Tetrao coturnix Linné." (Peters, 1934, II, p. 91). The Common Quail was formerly an abundant migrant summer visitor to Europe, but its numbers are now declining (see quelea and quiscula).
Var. Coturuix.
Synon. Compsortyx, Maroturnia, Ortygion, Palaeoperdix, Palaeortyx, Perdortyx, Pseudortigion, Schaubortyx, Zecoturnix.

coturnix
L. coturnix, coturnicis  quail; “91. TETRAO.  ...  Coturnix.  13. T. pedibus nudis, corpore griseo-maculato, superciliis albis, rectricibus margine lunulaque ferruginea. Fn. svec. 173.  Coturnix. Gesn. av. 353. Aldr. orn. l. 13. c. 22. Jonst. av. 69. t. 28. Raj. av. 58. Alb. av. I. p. 28. t. 30.  Tetrao israelitarum. Hasselq. it. 279. n. 44.  Habitat in Europa, Asia, Africa.  Pennæ corporis ferrugineæ linea longitudinali albida.  Chinenses vivum portanda manus calefaciunt. Osb. itin. 190." (Linnaeus 1758) (Coturnix).

novaezealandiae / novaezeelandiae / novaezelandiae
L. novus  new; Mod. L. Zeelandia  Zeeland, Netherlands; i.e. New Zealand (also New Zeeland or New Zeland, which received its name from the explorer Abel Tasman who explored the west coast in 1642, naming it Nova Zeelanda after his Dutch home).
● ex “Pacific Parrakeet” of Latham 1781 (Cyanoramphus).
Erroneous TL New Zealand (= probably Brazil) (syn. Megascops watsonii).
Erroneous TL. New Zealand (= Falkland Islands) (syn. Phalcoboenus australis).