Rusty-naped Pitta / Hydrornis oatesi

Rusty-naped Pitta / Hydrornis oatesi

Rusty-naped Pitta

SCI Name:  Hydrornis oatesi
Protonym:  Hydrornis Oatesi Str.Feath. 1 p.477
Category:  Passeriformes / Pittidae /
Taxonomy Code:  runpit1
Type Locality:  Toungoo district, Upper Pegu.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1873
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

HYDRORNIS
(Pittidae; Ϯ Blue-naped Pitta H. nipalensis) Gr. ὑδρο- hudro-  water-   < ὑδωρ hudōr, ὑδατος hudatos  water; ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird (see Paludicola); "Pitta nuchalis, Nobis, is identical with Hydrornis (olim Paludicola) Nipalensis, Hodgson, J.A.S. VI, 103: but it is barely separable from the great group of Pitta" (Blyth 1843); "Hydrornis Blyth, 1843, Journ. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 12, p. 960. New name for Paludicola Hodgson, 1837. Type, by monotypy, Paludicola Nipalensis Hodgson." (Mayr in Peters, 1979, VIII, pp. 310-311).   
Synon. Anthocincla, Eucichla, Gigantipitta, Heleornis, Insignipitta, Iridipitta, Leucopitta, Merulanthus, Ornatipitta, Paludicola.

oatesi / oatesii
● Frank Oates (1840-1875) British naturalist, collector, explorer in Central America 1871-1872, and southern Africa 1873-1875 (one of the first Europeans to see the Victoria Falls) (syn. Agricola pallidus murinus, syn. Melaenornis pammelaina).
● Eugene William Oates (1845-1911) English civil servant in India, naturalist (syn. Anser fabalis, subsp. Chleuasicus atrosuperciliaris, subsp. Garrulus bispecularis, Hydrornis, subsp. Lophura leucomelanos, Niltava, syn. Siva cyanouroptera sordidaSpelaeornis).

SUBSPECIES

Rusty-naped Pitta (oatesi)
SCI Name: Hydrornis oatesi oatesi
oatesi / oatesii
● Frank Oates (1840-1875) British naturalist, collector, explorer in Central America 1871-1872, and southern Africa 1873-1875 (one of the first Europeans to see the Victoria Falls) (syn. Agricola pallidus murinus, syn. Melaenornis pammelaina).
● Eugene William Oates (1845-1911) English civil servant in India, naturalist (syn. Anser fabalis, subsp. Chleuasicus atrosuperciliaris, subsp. Garrulus bispecularis, Hydrornis, subsp. Lophura leucomelanos, Niltava, syn. Siva cyanouroptera sordidaSpelaeornis).

Rusty-naped Pitta (castaneiceps)
SCI Name: Hydrornis oatesi castaneiceps
castaneiceps
L. castaneus  chestnut-coloured  < castanea  chestnut  < Gr. καστανον kastanon  chestnut; -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.

Rusty-naped Pitta (bolovenensis)
SCI Name: Hydrornis oatesi bolovenensis
bolovenensis
Bolovens Plateau, south-central Laos.

Rusty-naped Pitta (deborah)
SCI Name: Hydrornis oatesi deborah
deborah
Deborah Bodner (fl. 1978) friend of US ornithologist Ben King (subsp. Hydrornis oatesi).