Tambourine Dove / Turtur tympanistria

Tambourine Dove / Turtur tympanistria

Tambourine Dove

SCI Name:  Turtur tympanistria
Protonym:  Columba Tympanistria LesPigeons[Knip] p.80 pl.36
Taxonomy:  Columbiformes / Columbidae /
Taxonomy Code:  tamdov1
Type Locality:  South Africa.
Publish Year:  1809
IUCN Status:  


(Columbidae; Ϯ Blue-spotted Wood Dove T. afer) L. turtur, turturis  turtle dove; "160. Tourterelle du Senegal. BUFF. VI. p. 394.  BRISS. Ornith. I. p. 122. pl. X. f. 1.  Turtur afra, LINN. 104. 34." (Boddaert 1783); "Turtur Boddaert, Tabl Pl. enlum., 1783, p. 10. Type, by monotypy, Columba afra Linné." (Peters 1937, III, 112).
Synon. Calopelia, Chalcopelia, Chalcoptera.
● (syn. Streptopelia Ϯ "Turtle Dove S. risorius" (= domesticated Eurasian Collared Dove S. decaocto or African Collared Dove S. roseogrisea)) "Genus TURTUR.   THE birds belonging to this group are distinguished by their bill, which is slenderer in its proportions than that of the Pigeons.  ...  As an example of the genus, we present our readers with a figure of the well known  COLLARED TURTLE Turtur risorius  ...  Besides the wild turtle known to us as a regular summer visitant in the southern districts of England, the Columba maculicollis and the Columba aurita of Temminck, and several others belong to the group, of which the present species may be considered a type." (Selby 1835).    Var. Turtus.

L. turtur, turturis  turtle dove.
● "92. COLUMBA.  ...  Turtur.  20. C. rectricibus apice albis, dorso griseo, pectore incarnato, macula laterali colli.  Turtur. Will. orn. 134. t. 35. Raj. av. 61. Alb. av. 2. p. 43. t. 47.  Habitat in India." (Linnaeus 1758) (Streptopelia).

Gr. τυμπανιστρια tumpanistria  female drummer  < τυμπανιστης tumpanistēs  drummer  < τυμπανον tumpanon  drum; “Tourterelle Tambourette  ...  Le roucoulement de cette espèce imitant à s’y méprendre les sons et le mouvement d’un tambourin qu’on ententrat à une certaine distance” (Levaillant 1808); "TAMBOURINE GROUND DOVE  ...  So called, from the loud cooing notes of the male, which at a certain distance resemble the sound of a tambourine" (Selby 1844) (Turtur).

(syn. Turtur Ϯ Tambourine Dove T. tympanistria) Specific name Columba tympanistria Temminck, 1810.; "Genera et Species typicae.  ...  2. a. *Leucosarcia Gould.  ...  β. *Tympanistria Rchb.  bicolor (Col. tympanistria T.) R.  Ic. Av. t. 258. ic. 1435.  t. 257b. ic. 3383—84." (Reichenbach 1853).