Shining Bronze-Cuckoo / Chrysococcyx lucidus

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo / Chrysococcyx lucidus

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

SCI Name:  Chrysococcyx lucidus
Protonym:  Cuculus lucidus Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.421
Category:  Cuculiformes / Cuculidae /
Taxonomy Code:  shbcuc1
Type Locality:  New Zealand, i.e. Queen Charlotte Sound.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1788
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

CHRYSOCOCCYX
(Cuculidae; African Emerald Cuckoo C. cupreus) Gr. χρυσος khrusos  gold; κοκκυξ kokkux, κοκκυγος kokkugos  cuckoo; "XXVIII. Fam. Cuculidae   ...   Chrysococcyx: Cuculus cupreus Lath. u. a." (Boie 1826); "Chrysococcyx Boie, Isis von Oken, 1826, Bd. 2, col. 977.  Type, by monotypy, Cuculus cupreus Latham = Cuculus cupreus Shaw." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 29).
Synon. Adamatornis, Adetococcyx, Lamprococcyx, Lampromorpha, Metallococcyx.

lucidum / lucidus
L. lucidus  clear, bright  < lux, lucis  light.
● ex “Shining Cuckow” of Latham 1782 (Chalcites).
● ex “Pica flor mas bello” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 293 (syn. Chlorostilbon aureoventris).
● ex “Pic grivelé” or “Grand pic de l’Île de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776 (Chrysocolaptes).

SUBSPECIES

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Solomon Is.)
SCI Name: Chrysococcyx lucidus harterti
harterti / hartertiana / hartertianus
Ernst Johann Otto Hartert (1859-1933) German ornithologist, collector, Curator of Rothschild Mus., Tring (syn. Acestrura berlepschi, subsp. Acrocephalus australis, subsp. Alauda arvensis, syn. Aplonis opaca kurodai, subsp. Arses telescopthalmus, syn. Artamus leucoryn leucopygialis, AsthenesBatrachostomus, syn. Brachypteryx leucophrys carolinae, subsp. Burhinus oedicnemus, subsp. Buteo buteoCamaroptera, subsp. Campylorhynchus albobrunneus, syn. Certhia brachydactyla, subsp. Chalcites lucidus, syn. Chlorocichla simplex, subsp. Cincloramphus macrurus, subsp. Circus aeruginosus, syn. Cisticola juncidis, syn. Columba delegorguei sharpei, subsp. Crypturellus soui, syn. Cyanistes caeruleus ogliastrae, syn. Cyornis unicolor cyanopolia, subsp. Dendrocopos major, subsp. Dicrurus macrocercus, syn. Dryobates minor colchicus, syn. Dyaphorophyia concreta graueri, subsp. Emberiza schoeniclus, syn. Entomyzon cyanotis, syn. Eophona migratoria sowerbyi, subsp. Eudynamys scolopaceus, subsp. Eumyias panayensis, syn. Eurostopodus argusEurylaimus, syn. Falco peregrinus calidusFicedula, subsp. Fringilla coelebs, syn. Galerida theklae ruficolor, syn. Geospiza fuliginosa, subsp. Heleia superciliaris, subsp. Hemiprocne longipennis, syn. Hieraaetus pennatus, syn. Hypsipetes amaurotis stejnegeri, syn. Icterus icterus, subsp. Illadopsis turdina, syn. Jynx torquilla sarudnyi, syn. Lagonosticta nitidula, subsp. Linaria cannabina, syn. Lullula arborea pallida, subsp. Machaerirhynchus nigripectus, subsp. Malacocincla sepiaria, subsp. Melanorectes nigrescens, syn. Metallura tyrianthina oreopola, subsp. Micropsitta pusio, subsp. Mirafra africana, syn. Monarcha cinerascens, subsp. Mulleripicus pulverulentus, syn. Myiozetetes cayanensis hellmayri, subsp. Myrmecocichla arnotti, subsp. Myzomela obscura, syn. Ochrospiza dorsostriata maculicollis, syn. Onychognathus fulgidus hartlaubii, syn. Phylloscopus orientalis, syn. Phylloscopus reguloides assamensis, Phlogophilus, syn. Picoides kizuki matsudairai, subsp. Picumnus olivaceus, subsp. Pittasoma rufopileatum, subsp. Pnoepyga pusilla, syn. Poephila personata, subsp. Prionops caniceps, subsp. Psittacella brehmii, syn. Pternistis afer cranchii, syn. Pycnonotus barbatus tricolor, syn. Rhipidura albiscapa alisteri, syn. Rhipidura rufifrons granti, subsp. Rhodinocichla rosea, syn. Rhyticeros plicatus, syn. Scotocerca inquieta, subsp. Sericornis frontalis, syn. Sitta europaea roseilia, syn. Strix aluco nivicola, syn. Sturnus vulgaris porphyronotus, Tarphonomus, subsp. Terpsiphone viridis, Thapsinillas, syn. Treron curvirostra, syn. Vanellus miles, syn. Yuhina flavicollis rouxi, subsp. Zosterops citrinella, syn. Zosterops japonicus simplex).

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (New Caledonian)
SCI Name: Chrysococcyx lucidus layardi
layardi
Edgar Leopold Layard (1824-1900) English diplomat/ civil servant in Ceylon, Cape Colony, New Caledonia and Brazil, naturalist, explorer in Melanesia (subsp. Accipiter trivirgatus, syn. Cercomela tractrac, subsp. Chalcites lucidus, syn. Chrysoena viridis, subsp. Clytorhynchus vitiensis, subsp. Coracina macei, syn. Geokichla citrina, subsp. Lepidocolaptes fuscicapillus, Megapodius, subsp. Pycnonotus barbatus, Rhipidura (ex Rhipidura albogularis Layard), Sylvia, syn. Thalassarche salvini, subsp. Turdus poliocephalus) (see lyardi).

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Shining)
SCI Name: Chrysococcyx lucidus lucidus
lucidum / lucidus
L. lucidus  clear, bright  < lux, lucis  light.
● ex “Shining Cuckow” of Latham 1782 (Chalcites).
● ex “Pica flor mas bello” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 293 (syn. Chlorostilbon aureoventris).
● ex “Pic grivelé” or “Grand pic de l’Île de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1776 (Chrysocolaptes).

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Golden)
SCI Name: Chrysococcyx lucidus plagosus
plagosus
L. plagosus  full of stripes or weals  < plaga  blow, stripe.