Taiwan Barwing / Actinodura morrisoniana

Taiwan Barwing / Actinodura morrisoniana

Taiwan Barwing

SCI Name:  Actinodura morrisoniana
Protonym:  Actinodura morrisoniana Bull.Br.Orn.Club 16 p.119
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Leiothrichidae /
Taxonomy Code:  taibar1
Type Locality:  Mount Morrison, Formosa.
Publish Year:  1906
IUCN Status:  


(Leiothrichidae; Ϯ Rusty-fronted Barwing A. egertoni) Gr. ακτινωδης aktinōdēs  like rays  < ακτις aktis, ακτινος aktinos  ray, beam; ουρα oura  tail (cf. "However, an alternative proposition is provided by Jobling (1991) who claims that Actinodura is derived from the Greek nouns aktis (feminine) or aktinos (masculine) meaning brightness or splendour and odouros (masculine) meaning a watcher or guardian" (Eames et al. 1999)); "ACTINODURA.  Rostrum subcompressum, subarcuatum, ad apicem subemarginatum.  Nares basales, lineares, operculo magno tectæ.  Alæ molles, breviusculæ, concavæ: remige 1ma brevissima 4ta 5taque longioribus.  Cauda mollis, elongata, gradata.  Tarsi elongati.  Pedes majusculi: halluce ungueque postico longiusculis.  Ptilosis mollis, laxa.   The wings and tail in the birds of this group are transversely barred. The typical species are crested.    ACTINODURA EGERTONI.  ...   Hab. In Nepalia.  The specimen described was presented to the Society by Sir P. Grey Egerton, Bart., M.P." (Gould 1836); "Actinodura Gould, 1836, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 17.  Type, by original designation, Actinodura Egertoni Gould." (Ripley, 1961, Synopsis Birds India Pakistan, p. 402).
Var. Actinura.   
Synon. Alcopus, Hemipteron, Ixops, Leiocincla.

morrisonia / morrisoniana / morrisonianum / morrisonianus
Mt. Morrison, Formosa (= Yü Shān or Hsin Kao Shān, the highest mountain in Taiwan) (named for Capt. W. Morrison, US mariner who sighted the mountain in 1857).