Whistling Warbler / Catharopeza bishopi

Whistling Warbler / Catharopeza bishopi

Whistling Warbler

SCI Name:  Catharopeza bishopi
Protonym:  Leucopeza bishopi Ann.N.Y.Acad.Sci. 1(1877) no.5&6 p.151
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Parulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whiwar1
Type Locality:  St. Vincent.
Publish Year:  1878
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(Parulidae; Ϯ Whistling Warbler C. bishopi) Gr. καθαρος katharos  bright, clean; πεζα peza, πεζης pezēs  foot; "5. CATHAROPEZA BISHOPI*.  Leucopeza bishopi, Lawr. l.c. p. 189.  ...  *This bird cannot be referred to the same genus as Leucopeza semperi, of St. Lucia, but belongs to a distinct form of Mniotiltidæ, which Sclater proposes to call Catharopeza.   ...   Mr. Lawrence has referred this peculiar species to the genus Leucopeza, which I established (P.Z.S. 1876, p. 14) on a bird discovered in St. Lucia by Mr. Semper. But I do not think it possible to refer these two forms to the same genus; and I therefore propose the name Catharopeza (καθαρος, clarus, et πεζα, pes) for Mr. Lawrence's bird. Catharopeza differs from Leucopeza in its shorter and broader bill, the slight bristles on the rictus, the shorter tail, and rather shorter and stouter tarsi.   ...   The plumage of Catharopeza is quite peculiar among the Mniotiltidæ; but I agree with Mr. Lawrence that it must be referred to this family." (P. Sclater 1880); "Catharopeza P. L. Sclater, 1880, Ibis, pp. 40, 73, 74. Type, by original designation [= by monotypy], Leucopeza bishopi Lawrence." (Lowery & Monroe in Peters, 1968, XIV, p. 33).

● Nathaniel Holmes Bishop (1837-1902) US explorer, founder of American Canoe Association 1880 (Catharopeza).
Charles Reed Bishop (1822-1915) US banker, philanthropist, founder of Bernice Pauahi Mus. 1889, husband to Princess Bernice Pauahi Paki of Hawaii (‡Moho).