White-browed Triller / Lalage moesta

White-browed Triller / Lalage moesta

White-browed Triller

SCI Name:  Lalage moesta
Protonym:  Lalage moesta Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt1 p.55
Category:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whbtri1
Type Locality:  Tanimbar.
Publish Year:  1883
IUCN Status:  


(Campephagidae; Ϯ Pied Triller L. nigra) Gr. λαλαξ lalax, λαλαγος lalagos or λαλαγες lalages  unidentified bird mentioned by Hesychius  < λαλαζω lalazō  to chirp or chirrup (cf. this name is also identified with a green tree frog); "IX. Fam.  Myiotheridae.   ...   Lalage: Turdus orientalis Gm. enl. 273 fig. 2. u. s. w." (Boie 1826); "Lalage Boie, 1826, Isis, col. 973. Type, by monotypy, Turdus orientalis Gmelin = Turdus niger Forster." (Mayr in Peters 1960, IX, 196).   
Synon. Acanthinotus, Coquus, Diaphoropterus, Erucivora, Karua, Oscarornis, Oxynotus, Perissolalage, Pseudolalage, Symmorphus.

L. maestus  sad, sorrowful  < maerere  to mourn.
● ex “Pepoazá iruperó” of de Azara 1802-1805, no. 204 (syn. Xolmis irupero).