Philippine Cuckoo-Dove / Macropygia tenuirostris

Philippine Cuckoo-Dove / Macropygia tenuirostris

Philippine Cuckoo-Dove

SCI Name:  Macropygia tenuirostris
Protonym:  Macropygia tenuirostris Compt.Rend. 39 p.1111
Category:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  phcdov1
Type Locality:  Philippines = vicinity of Manila, ex Temminck, PI. col., livr. 17, pi. 100.
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Publish Year:  1854
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DEFINITIONS

MACROPYGIA
(Columbidae; Ϯ Philippine Cuckoo Dove M. tenuirostris) Gr. μακρος makros  deep; -πυγιος -pugios  -rumped  < πυγη pugē  rump; "Macropygia, Sw.   Wings moderate, rounded; the first and second quills graduated, and much shorter than the third.  Tail long, graduated; the feathers very broad and obtuse. The rump feathers very thick set.  Bill short: the gonys angulated.  Tarsus plumed.  Hinder toe longer than the tarsus.   M. phasianella. Pl. Col. 100.   Reinwardii. Ib. 248.   infuscata. Lich. (Brazil.)" (Swainson 1837); "Macropygia Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 348. Type, by subsequent designation, Columba phasianella Temminck, 1824, pl. col. 100. (not Columba phasianella Temminck 1821)  = Macropygia tenuirostris Bonaparte (Salvadori, Orn. Pap. e Mol., 3, 1882, p. 132)....  1 Gray mentions two species in 1840 and again in 1841 without designating a type; in 1855 he designates amboinensis which was not one of the originally included species. Strangely enough neither Bonaparte nor Reichenbach actually designated a type." (Peters 1937, III, 75).
Var. Hacropygia.
Synon. Coccyzura, Tusalia.

tenuirostra / tenuirostre / tenuirostris
L. tenuis, tenue  slender; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.

SUBSPECIES

Philippine Cuckoo-Dove (septentrionalis)
SCI Name: Macropygia tenuirostris septentrionalis
septentrionale / septentrionales / septentrionalis / septentrionalium
L. septemtrionalis  northern  < septemtrio  north.
● Erroneous TL "Northern parts of America" (= Tonga Tabu); ex “Northern Shrike” of Latham 1781 (syn. Clytorhynchus vitiensis).

Philippine Cuckoo-Dove (phaea)
SCI Name: Macropygia tenuirostris phaea
phaea
Gr. φαιος phaios  grey, dark.

Philippine Cuckoo-Dove (tenuirostris)
SCI Name: Macropygia tenuirostris tenuirostris
tenuirostra / tenuirostre / tenuirostris
L. tenuis, tenue  slender; -rostris  -billed  < rostrum  beak.

Philippine Cuckoo-Dove (borneensis)
SCI Name: Macropygia tenuirostris borneensis
bornea / borneana / borneanum / borneanus / borneense / borneensis / bornensis / borneoensis / borneonense / borneonensis / borneus
Borneo  < Malay Brunei  the Barunai or Brunei Sultanate, wealthy, powerful and more extensive in the 15th century  < Sanskrit Váruna  water, rain.
● Erroneous TL. Borneo (= Amboina); "44. PSITTACUS.  ...  borneus.  6. P. macrourus ruber, remigibus rectricibusque apice viridibus, alis macula cærulea.  Psittacus coccineus, cauda longiore. Edw. av. 173. t. 173.  Habitat in India: Borneo." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eos). This name, albeit erroneous, is the fourth toponym in avian nomenclature.