Speckled Tinkerbird / Pogoniulus scolopaceus

Speckled Tinkerbird / Pogoniulus scolopaceus

Speckled Tinkerbird

SCI Name:  Pogoniulus scolopaceus
Protonym:  Xylobucco scolopaceus Consp.Gen.Av. 1 p.141
Category:  Piciformes / Lybiidae /
Taxonomy Code:  spetin1
Type Locality:  Ashanti.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1850
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

POGONIULUS
(Lybiidae; Ϯ Red-fronted Tinkerbird P. pusillus) Dim. < genus Pogonias Illiger, 1811, barbet; "BARBION (Pogoniulus, Nob.) ayant pour type le Barbion de Levaillant (Bucco parvus Gmel.)" (de La Fresnaye 1843); "Pogoniulus Lafresnaye, Dict. Univ. Hist. Nat., 2, 1844 (1842), p. 463. Type, by original designation, Barbion de Levaillant (Bucco parvus Gmel.) [i.e. Bucco parvus auct., not of Gmelin] = Bucco pusillus Dumont.2   ...   2 Bucco nanus Boddaert, 1783, and Bucco parvus Gmelin, 1788, are based chiefly on the "Barbu du Sénégal" of Daubenton, Pl. enlum. no. 746, f. 1.  I am unable to reocognize in Daubenton's figure any of the so-called African "tinker birds"; nor are either of the names based on his figure in current use." (Peters 1948, VI, 44).
Var. Pogoniolus.
Synon. Barbatula, Barbatulides, Lignobucco, Microbucco, Micropogonius, Viridibucco, Xylobucco.

scolopacea / scolopaceus
Mod. L. scolopaceus  snipe-like (e.g. long-billed, stripe-backed)  < L. scolopax, scolopacis  snipe, woodcock < Gr. σκολοπαξ skolopax,  σκολοπακος skolopakos  woodcock  < ασκαλωπας askalōpas or ασκαλοπας askalopas  woodcock.
● ex “Courlan de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 848, “Courliri” or “Courlan” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Scolopaceous Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramus guarauna).
● "52. CUCULUS.  ...  scolopaceus.  5. C. cauda cuneiformi, corpore undique griseo fuscoque nebuloso.  Cuculus indicus fuscus maculatus. Edw. av. 59. t. 59.  Habitat in Benghala." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eudynamys).
● ex Bucco scolopaceus of Temminck MS (Pogoniulus).

SUBSPECIES

Speckled Tinkerbird (scolopaceus)
SCI Name: Pogoniulus scolopaceus scolopaceus
scolopacea / scolopaceus
Mod. L. scolopaceus  snipe-like (e.g. long-billed, stripe-backed)  < L. scolopax, scolopacis  snipe, woodcock < Gr. σκολοπαξ skolopax,  σκολοπακος skolopakos  woodcock  < ασκαλωπας askalōpas or ασκαλοπας askalopas  woodcock.
● ex “Courlan de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 848, “Courliri” or “Courlan” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Scolopaceous Heron” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramus guarauna).
● "52. CUCULUS.  ...  scolopaceus.  5. C. cauda cuneiformi, corpore undique griseo fuscoque nebuloso.  Cuculus indicus fuscus maculatus. Edw. av. 59. t. 59.  Habitat in Benghala." (Linnaeus 1758) (Eudynamys).
● ex Bucco scolopaceus of Temminck MS (Pogoniulus).

Speckled Tinkerbird (stellatus)
SCI Name: Pogoniulus scolopaceus stellatus
stellata / stellatus
L. stellatus starry, starred, set with stars < stella star.
● ex “Colymbus maximus stellatus” of Willughby 1676 (Gavia).
● ex “Étoilé” of Levaillant 1805, pl. 157 (Pogonocichla).

Speckled Tinkerbird (flavisquamatus)
SCI Name: Pogoniulus scolopaceus flavisquamatus
flavisquamata / flavisquamatus
L. flavus yellow, golden-yellow; squamatus scaled < squama scale.