Pied Heron / Egretta picata

Pied Heron / Egretta picata

Pied Heron

SCI Name:  Egretta picata
Protonym:  Ardea (Herodias) picata Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt13 no.147 p.62
Category:  Pelecaniformes / Ardeidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pieher2
Type Locality:  Port Essington, Northern Territory.
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Publish Year:  1845
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DEFINITIONS

EGRETTA
(Ardeidae; Little Egret E. garzetta) French Aigrette  egret  < dim. Provençal Aigron  heron; "EGRETTA GARZETTA?  The Egret?" (T. Forster 1817); "Egretta T. Forster, Synopt. Cat. Brit. Bds., 1817, p. 59.  Type, by monotypy, Ardea garzetta Linné." (Peters, 1931, I, p. 110).   
Var. Egetta.   
Synon. Demigretta, Dichromanassa, Erodius, Florida, Garzetta, Glaucerodius, Hemiegretta, Hemigarzetta, Herodias, Hydranassa, Lepterodas, Leucophoyx, Melanophoyx, Notophoyx.

egretta
French Aigrette  egret  < dim. Provençal Aigron  heron.
● ex “Guiratinga” of Ray 1713, “Grande Aigrette d’Amérique” of d’Aubenton, 1765-1781, pl. 925, “Grande Aigrette” of de Buffon 1770-1786, and “Great Egret” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (subsp. Ardea alba).

picata
L. picatus bedaubed with tar, pied < pix, picis pitch (cf. L. pica magpie (i.e. black and white)).