Siao Pitta / Erythropitta palliceps

Siao Pitta / Erythropitta palliceps

Siao Pitta

SCI Name:  Erythropitta palliceps
Protonym:  Pitta palliceps Abh.naturwiss.Ver.Bremen 5 p.64 pl.3 fig.7,8,9,10
Category:  Passeriformes / Pittidae /
Taxonomy Code:  siapit1
Type Locality:  Siao, Sangir Islands.
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Publish Year:  1876
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DEFINITIONS

ERYTHROPITTA
(Pittidae; Macklot's Pitta E. macklotii) Gr. ερυθρος eruthros  red; genus Pitta Vieillot, 1816, pitta; "They are characterized by the unpatterned face and throat; breast band distinct from belly patch; belly all red; and no prominent turquoise shoulder patch" (Beehler & Pratt 2016); "Erythropitta, Bp. — 187. mackloti, Temm. — 188. celebensis, Forst. — 189. erythrogastra, Cuv. — 190. venusta, Mull. — 191. granatina, Temm. (coccinea, Eyt.)" (Bonaparte 1854); "Erythropitta Bonaparte, 1854, Conspectus Volucrum Anisodactylorum, p. 7.  Type, by subsequent designation (G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 144 (Appendix)), Pitta macklotii Temminck, 1834." (JAJ 2021).
Synon. Monilipitta, Phoeniocichla, Purpureipitta.

palliceps
L. pallidus  pallid, pale  < pallere  to be pale; -ceps  -headed  < caput, capitis  head.