Small Minivet / Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

Small Minivet / Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

Small Minivet

SCI Name:  Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Protonym:  [Motacilla] cinnamomea Syst.Nat.ed.12 ed.12 p.335
Category:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  smamin1
Type Locality:  Ceylon.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1766
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PERICROCOTUS
(Campephagidae; Ϯ Sunda Minivet P. miniatus) Gr. περι peri  very, all around; κροκωτος krokōtos  golden-yellow  < κροκος krokos  saffron; "VI. Fam. Sylviadae Vigors.   ...   Pericrocotus: Musc. miniata Tem. col. 156  u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Pericrocotus Boie, 1826, Isis von Oken, 2, (10), col. 972. Type, by original designation [?] and monotypy, Muscicapa miniata Temminck." (Deignan in Peters 1960, IX, 207).
Var. Perierocotus, Pericrodotus.
Synon. Acis, Motacilloides, Phoenicornis.

cinnamomeum / cinnamomeus
Mod. L. cinnamomeus  cinnamon-coloured, cinnamomeous  < L. cinnamomum or cinnamum  cinnamon  < Gr. κινναμωμον kinnamōmon or κινναμον kinnamon  cinnamon.
● ex “Cinnamon Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (Attila).
● ex “Pic jaune tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 524, “Pic mordoré” of de Buffon 1770-17783, and “Ferruginous Woodpecker” of Latham 1782, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Celeus elegans).
● ex “Cinnamon Creeper” of Latham 1782 (Certhiaxis).
● ex “Cinnamon Heron” of Latham 1785 (Ixobrychus).

SUBSPECIES

Small Minivet (peregrinus)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus peregrinus
peregrinus
● L. peregrinus  foreign, wanderer  < peregre  abroad  < per  by, through; ager  land  < Gr. αγρος agros  country (syn. Accipiter nisus, syn. Corvus corax (ex "Wanderrabe" of Brehm 1831), Pericrocotus).
● Med. L. falco peregrinus  Peregrine  < L. peregrinus foreign  < peregre  abroad  < per  by, through; ager  land  < Gr. αγρος agros  country; so called because young birds on their first long distance migration were thought better suited to falconry than those taken from the nest (cf. "Laggars, as well as Sháhins, are always caught after they have left the nest and have had some instruction by their parents, our native falconers considering them better than when taken from the nest, contrary, I believe, to the opinion of our English Adam Woodcocks." (Jerdon in Blanford 1895)) (Falco).

Small Minivet (pallidus)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus pallidus
pallidum / pallidus
L. pallidus  pallid, pale, wan, sallow  < pallere  to be pale.
● ex “Pale Thrush” of Latham 1783 (Turdus).

Small Minivet (malabaricus)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus malabaricus
malabarica / malabaricum / malabaricus
Malabar or Malabar Coast, India (Arabic name Malibar for the south-western coast of India).
● ex “Beaks of curious birds, pl. 281, fig. D” of Edwards 1758-1764, “Calao de Malabar” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Pied Hornbill” of Latham 1781 (syn. Anthracoceros coronatus).
● ex “Petit merle de la côte de Malabar” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Yellow-fronted Thrush” of Latham 1783 (syn. Chloropsis aurifrons).
● ex “Grand Gobe-mouches de la côte de Malabar” of Sonnerat 1782 (syn. Dicrurus paradiseus).
● ex “Drongo à Raquettes” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 175 (syn. Dicrurus paradiseus).
● ex “Alouette huppée de la Côte de Malabar” of Sonnerat 1782 (Galerida).
● ex "Gobe-mouche à longue queue de Gingi" of Sonnerat 1782 (Kittacincla).
● "96. LOXIA.  ...  malabarica.  24. L. cinerea, remigibus rectricibusque nigris, gula anoque albis.  Habitat in Indiis.  Corpus magnitudine & facie Pari. Rostrum nigrum. Gula alba. Remiges & Rectrices nigræ. Ani regio albida." (Linnaeus 1758) (Lonchura).
● ex “Mésange de la côte de Malabar” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Malabar Titmouse” of Latham 1783 (subsp. Pericrocotus cinnamomeus).
● ex “Martin vieillard de la côte de Malabar” of Sonnerat 1776, and “Malabar Thrush” of Latham 1783 (Sturnia).
● ex "Pluvier de la côte Malabar" of d'Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 880, and "Pluvier à lambeaux" of de Buffon 1770-1785 (Vanellus).

Small Minivet (cinnamomeus)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus cinnamomeus
cinnamomeum / cinnamomeus
Mod. L. cinnamomeus  cinnamon-coloured, cinnamomeous  < L. cinnamomum or cinnamum  cinnamon  < Gr. κινναμωμον kinnamōmon or κινναμον kinnamon  cinnamon.
● ex “Cinnamon Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (Attila).
● ex “Pic jaune tacheté de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 524, “Pic mordoré” of de Buffon 1770-17783, and “Ferruginous Woodpecker” of Latham 1782, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Celeus elegans).
● ex “Cinnamon Creeper” of Latham 1782 (Certhiaxis).
● ex “Cinnamon Heron” of Latham 1785 (Ixobrychus).

Small Minivet (vividus)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus vividus
vividum / vividus
L. vividus  vivid, animated, lively  < vivere  to be alive.

Small Minivet (thai)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus thai
thai
Thai, a people and their language of Thailand.

Small Minivet (sacerdos)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus sacerdos
sacerdos / sacerdotis
L. sacerdos, sacerdotis  priest  < sacer, sacra  holy.
● Revd. George Brown (1835-1917) Scottish missionary to Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Is., Bismarck Archipelago and New Guinea (Ceyx).
● Revd. Fr. Erwin Schmutz (b. 1932) German missionary, naturalist, botanist, collector on Flores, Indonesia (subsp. Circaetus gallicus).
● TL. Phum Sambor, Cambodia (an ancient religious site, famed for its ruined Hindu temples and sanctuaries) (subsp. Pericrocotus cinnamomeus).

Small Minivet (separatus)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus separatus
separata / separatus
L. separatus separate, different, distinct < separare to separate.

Small Minivet (saturatus)
SCI Name: Pericrocotus cinnamomeus saturatus
saturatum / saturatus
L. saturatus  richly coloured, darker coloured, intensely coloured  < satur, satura  rich, copious  < satis  enough.
● “In my description of this Cuckoo [Cuculus micropterus] ...I considered certain dark ash-coloured specimens to be merely the old birds of the species ...Mr Hodgson, however, thinks differently, having lately forwarded similar examples by the designation C. saturatus” (Blyth 1843) (Cuculus).