North Melanesian Cuckooshrike / Coracina welchmani

North Melanesian Cuckooshrike / Coracina welchmani

North Melanesian Cuckooshrike

SCI Name:  Coracina welchmani
Protonym:  Graucalus (Artamides) welchmani Ibis (6) 4 (14) p. 294
Category:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  melcus3
Type Locality:  Bugotu, i.e. Isabel, Solomon Islands.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1892
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CORACINA
(Campephagidae; White-bellied Cuckooshrike C. papuensis) Gr. κορακινος korakinos  little raven  < dim. κοραξ korax, κορακος korakos  raven  <  κρωζω krōzō  to croak; "102. CORACINE, Coracina.  Corvus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec glabre, ou emplumé, ou cilié à la base, épais, rétréci à la pointe, déprimé, anguleux en dessus, courbé vers le bout, entier ou échancré; mandibule inférieure un peu aplatie en dessous.  4 sections.   Esp. Col-nud. — Choucari. — Choucas chauve, Buff.  Céphaloptère, Geoffroy, Annales du muséum." (Vieillot 1816); "Gen. CORACINA Vieill. 1816. *) Raupendohle.   Graucalus Cuv. 1817. — Coronis Glog. 1827.   ...   *) Als Vieillot die Gattung Caracina [sic] begründete, waren von den 4 Typen derselben bereits 3 für andre Gattungen (Gymnoderus, Gymnocephalus [= Perissocephalus] und Cephalopterus Geoffr) vergeben und haben diese die Priorität.  Es bleibt daher für die Gattung Coracina als Typus nur der Choucari (Corvus papuensis), welcher zugleich Typus der späteren Gattung Graucalus Cuv. ist." (Cabanis 1853); "Coracina Vieillot, 1816 (April), Analyse, p. 37.  Type, by subsequent designation, "Choucari" of Buffon = Corvus papuensis Gmelin (Cabanis, 1851, Mus. Hein., Th. 1, [1850-51][= 1853], p. 62)." (Peters, 1960, IX, p. 168) (see Graucalus and Ceblepyris).
Var. Caracina, Carocina, Corvina.
Synon. Artamides, Coronis, Gazzola, Graucalus, Kinkus, Paragraucalus, Pteropodocys, Ptiladela, Volvocivora.
(Cotingidae; syn. Cephalopterus  Ornate Umbrellabird C. ornatus) (see above).
(Cotingidae; syn. Gymnoderus Bare-necked Fruitcrow G. foetidus) (see above).
• (Cotingidae; syn. Perissocephalus † Capuchinbird P. tricolor) (see above).
• (Cotingidae; syn. Pyroderus  Red-ruffed Fruitcrow P. scutatus) "SUBFAM. CORACINÆ. Fruit Crows.  ...  South America only.   CORACINA, Vieillot. (fig. 237. a, b)  Front and base of the bill protected by short thick-set feathers.   C. scutata.  Pl. Col. 40." (Swainson 1837); "Coracina "Vieillot" Swainson, 1837, Nat. Hist. Classification Birds, II, p. 267 (not of Vieillot, 1816).  Type, by monotypy, C. scutata, i.e. Coracias scutata Shaw, 1792." (JAJ 2021).

coracina / coracinus
L. coracinus  raven-black  < Gr. κορακινος korakinos  raven-black  < κοραξ korax, κορακος korakos  raven  < κρωζω krōzō  to croak.
● ex “Grivert de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 616 (syn. Saltator maximus).

welchmani
Revd. Dr Henry Palmer Welchman (1850-1908) British physician, missionary to the Solomon Is. 1888-1908, linguist, anthropologist (Coracina).

SUBSPECIES

North Melanesian Cuckooshrike (bougainvillei)
SCI Name: Coracina welchmani bougainvillei
bougainvillei
Bougainville I., Solomon Is.

North Melanesian Cuckooshrike (kulambangrae)
SCI Name: Coracina welchmani kulambangrae
kulambangrae
Kulambangra I. (= Kolombangara), Solomon Is.

North Melanesian Cuckooshrike (welchmani)
SCI Name: Coracina welchmani welchmani
welchmani
Revd. Dr Henry Palmer Welchman (1850-1908) British physician, missionary to the Solomon Is. 1888-1908, linguist, anthropologist (Coracina).

North Melanesian Cuckooshrike (amadonis)
SCI Name: Coracina welchmani amadonis
amadoni / amadonis
Dr Dean Amadon (1912-2003) US ornithologist at AMNH 1937-2003 (syn. Alcedo meninting, syn. Anthreptes tephrolaemus, subsp. Cinnyris minullus, subsp. Coracina welchmani, subsp. Eurillas virens, syn. Geokichla citrina cyanota, subsp. Hirundo aethiopica, subsp. Lampornis viridipallens, syn. Lamprotornis chalybaeus, syn. Rimator malacoptilus, subsp. Spinus crassirostris, subsp. Treron pompadora, syn. Urotriorchis macrourus).