West Indian Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna arborea

West Indian Whistling-Duck / Dendrocygna arborea

West Indian Whistling-Duck

SCI Name:  Dendrocygna arborea
Protonym:  Anas arborea Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.128
Category:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  wiwduc1
Type Locality:  America = Jamaica.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1758
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

DENDROCYGNA
(Anatidae; Ϯ Wandering Whistling Duck D. arcuata) Gr. δενδρον dendron  tree; L. cygnus or cycnus  swan   < Gr. κυκνος kuknos  swan (cf. genus Cygnus Bechstein, 1803, swan); ""Dendrocygna" est vox hybrida; nomen enim græcum κυκνος, literis latinis scriptum, fit cycnus. Cygnus est nomen latinum." (Sundevall 1873);  "DENDROCYGNA, Sw. Tree Ducks.  Bill resembling that of a duck. Nostrils near the base. Feet lengthened. The toes long, and projecting beyond the membrane. Claws long, slender, and but slightly curved. Hind toe lengthened.  D. arcuata. Horsf. Java. (fig. 325.)   arborea. Edw. pl. 193" (Swainson 1837); "Dendrocygna Swainson, Classif. Bds., 2, 1837, p. 365. Type, by subsequent designation, Anas arcuata Horsfield. (Eyton, Monogr. Anat., 1838, p. 28.)" (Peters, 1931, I, p. 152).
Var. Dendrocygnus, Dendrocycna.
Synon. Ctenanas, Dendronessa, Lamprocygna, Leptotarsis, Nesocygna, Prosopocygna, Stagonocygna.

arborea / arboreus
L. arboreus  arboreal, of a tree  < arbor, arboris  tree.
● "61  ANAS.  ...  arborea.  38. A. grisea, capite subcristato, abdomine albo nigroque maculato.  Anas fistularis rufus, rostro nigro, occidentalis. Edw. av. 193. t. 193.  Anas fistularis arboribus insidens. Sloan. jam. 2. p. 324. t. 272. Raj. av. 192.  Habitat in America." (Linnaeus 1758) (Dendrocygna).
● "93. ALAUDA.  ...  arborea.  3. A. capite vitta annulari alba cincto.  Alauda rectricibus fuscis: prima oblique dimidiato-alba, secunda tertia quarta macula alba cuneiformi. Fn. svec. 192.  Alauda arborea. Will. orn. 149. Raj. av. 69. n. 2.  Habitat in Europa, gregaria volitans." (Linnaeus 1758) (Lullula).
● "TREE SPARROW.  FRINGILLA ARBOREA.  ... If disturbed takes to trees, like the White-throated Sparrow, but contrary to the habit of most of the others, who are inclined rather to dive into thickets" (A. Wilson 1810) (Passerella).