Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo / Surniculus velutinus

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo / Surniculus velutinus

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Surniculus velutinus
Protonym:  Surniculus velutinus Trans.Linn.Soc.London(2), 1 p.320
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  phidrc1
Type Locality:  Malamaui, Philippines.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1877
IUCN Status:  

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.

velutina / velutinus
Mod. L. velutinus  velvety  < French velouté  velvety  < velours  velvet  < Late L. velvettum  velvet  < L. vellus  fleece.

SUBSPECIES

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo (chalybaeus)
SCI Name: Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus
chalybaeus
L. chalybeius  steely  < Gr. χαλυβηιος khalubēios  steely  < χαλυψ khalups, χαλυβος khalubos  steel.

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo (velutinus)
SCI Name: Surniculus velutinus velutinus
velutina / velutinus
Mod. L. velutinus  velvety  < French velouté  velvety  < velours  velvet  < Late L. velvettum  velvet  < L. vellus  fleece.

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo (suluensis)
SCI Name: Surniculus velutinus suluensis
suluensis
Sulu Is., Dutch East Indies / Indonesia.