White-cheeked Honeyeater / Phylidonyris niger

White-cheeked Honeyeater / Phylidonyris niger

White-cheeked Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Phylidonyris niger
Protonym:  Certhia nigra Allg.Uebers.Vogel[Latham] 4 1 p.196
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whchon2
Type Locality:  Neuholland [= Sydney, New South Wales]. Based on ''L''Heorotaire noir'' Vieillot, 1802, Oiseaux Dores, 2, pi. 71.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1811
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

PHYLIDONYRIS
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Crescent Honeyeater P. pyrrhopterus) French “Phylédon” or “Philédon”  honeyeater (substantive equivalent of Philedon Cuvier 1817, friarbird); genus Cinnyris Cuvier 1817, sunbird; "III.e Sous-genre. PHYLIDONYRE; PhylidonyrisMelliphaga et Myzomela, Angl.  Bec plus comprimé, plus élevé, plus renflé vers son extrémité que celui des souï-mangas; tarses médiocres, terminés par trois doigts grêles et minces. Queue alongée, égale; langue terminée par un pinceau de fibres ténues.  Observ. Les espèces de ce sous-genre habitent les îles océaniennes ou Australie. Leur plumage n'a point de teintes metallisées. Les oiseaux de ce sous-genre ce confondent avec les phylédons par un passage insensible.    33. SOUÏ-MANGA AUSTRALIEN; Certhia australasiana, Shaw.  ...  Habite la Nouvelle-Hollande.   ...   34. SOUÏ-MANGA ROUGE ET GRIS; Certhia sanguinea et cardinalis, Gm.  ...  Habite la terre de Diémen.   ...   35. SOUÏ-MANGA ROUGE ET NOIR; Cinnyris rubrater, Less.  ...  Habite les îles Mariannes.   ...   36. SOUÏ-MANGA DÉCORÉ; Cinnyris eques, Less.  ...  Habite l'île de Waigiou." (Lesson 1831); "Phylidonyris Lesson, 1831, Traité Orn., p. 298. Type, by subsequent designation (G. R. Gray, 1855, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Birds, p. 24), Certhia australasiana Shaw = Certhia pyrrhoptera Latham." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 425).
Var. Philedonyris.
Synon. Meliornis, Meliphaga, Melisympotes, Purnellornis.

niger
L. niger  black, dark coloured, shining black, jet black (cf. ater  dead black, dusky) (see nigra).
● ex “Black Vulture” of Willughby 1676, and Latham 1781, “Swarthy Vulture” of Charleton 1677, “Vultur niger” of Brisson 1760, and “Avoltojo nero” of Cetti 1776 (syn. Aegypius monachus).
● ?ex “Bouvreuil noir d’Afrique” of Brisson 1760 (Bubalornis).
● ex “Black Hawk” of A. Wilson 1812 (syn. Buteo lagopus sanctijohannis).
● ex “Barbu de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 206, fig. 1 (Capito).
● "70. STERNA.  ...  nigra.  3. S. cauda subforficata, corpore cano, capite rostroque nigro, pedibus rubris. Fn. svec. 128.  Hirundo marina minor. Alb. av. 2. p. 82. t. 89.  Sterna fusca. Raj. av. 131.  Larus cinereus minor. Aldr. orn. . .  Habitat in Europa; vivit in societate." (Linnaeus 1758) (Chlidonias).
● ex “Martinet de S. Domingue. Hirundo apus dominicensis” of Brisson 1760, and “Petit Martinet noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Cypseloides).
● ex “Ibis of Bellonius” of Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, “Ibis” of Brisson 1760, “Ibis noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Black Ibis” of Latham 1785 (syn. Geronticus calvus).
● ex “Black Snipe” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (syn. Haematopus bachmani).
● ex “Black Rail” of Latham 1785 (syn. Limnocorax flavirostris).
● “Vieillot [1817] probably referred to this species, but the brief description might equally apply to P. fuscicollis” (Ogilvie-Grant 1898) (Microcarbo).
● ex “Yellow-tufted Bee-eater” of Latham 1782 (syn. Moho nobilis).
● ex “Barbu à gorge noires” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Barbu de l’ile de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Black-throated Barbet” of Latham 1782 (syn. Notharchus tectus).
● ex “Mésange Noire” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 137 (Melaniparus).
● ex “Black Shrike” of Latham 1781 (Platypsaris).
● ex “Pluvian du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 918 (syn. Pluvianus aegyptius).
● ex "Troupiale noir de Saint-Domingue" of d'Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 534 (Quiscalus).
● ex "Icterus niger" of Brisson 1760, "Troupiale noir" of de Buffon 1770-1783, and "Black Oriole" of Latham 1782, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Quiscalus niger).
● "60. TROCHILUS.  ...  niger.  13. T. rectricibus subæqualibus, corpore nigro subtus aurato, ano albo.  Trochilus niger. Mus. Ad. Fr. I. p. 13.  Habitat in Indiis." (Linnaeus 1758) (describing a melanistic form of this variable species) (Threnetes).
● "52. CUCULUS.  ...  niger.  6. C. cauda cuneiformi, corpore nigro nitido, rostro flavo.  Cuculus indicus niger. Edw. av. 58. t. 58.  Habitat in Benghala." (Linnaeus 1758) (unident.).

SUBSPECIES

White-cheeked Honeyeater (niger)
SCI Name: Phylidonyris niger niger
niger
L. niger  black, dark coloured, shining black, jet black (cf. ater  dead black, dusky) (see nigra).
● ex “Black Vulture” of Willughby 1676, and Latham 1781, “Swarthy Vulture” of Charleton 1677, “Vultur niger” of Brisson 1760, and “Avoltojo nero” of Cetti 1776 (syn. Aegypius monachus).
● ?ex “Bouvreuil noir d’Afrique” of Brisson 1760 (Bubalornis).
● ex “Black Hawk” of A. Wilson 1812 (syn. Buteo lagopus sanctijohannis).
● ex “Barbu de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 206, fig. 1 (Capito).
● "70. STERNA.  ...  nigra.  3. S. cauda subforficata, corpore cano, capite rostroque nigro, pedibus rubris. Fn. svec. 128.  Hirundo marina minor. Alb. av. 2. p. 82. t. 89.  Sterna fusca. Raj. av. 131.  Larus cinereus minor. Aldr. orn. . .  Habitat in Europa; vivit in societate." (Linnaeus 1758) (Chlidonias).
● ex “Martinet de S. Domingue. Hirundo apus dominicensis” of Brisson 1760, and “Petit Martinet noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783 (Cypseloides).
● ex “Ibis of Bellonius” of Willughby 1676, and Ray 1713, “Ibis” of Brisson 1760, “Ibis noir” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Black Ibis” of Latham 1785 (syn. Geronticus calvus).
● ex “Black Snipe” of Pennant 1785, and Latham 1785 (syn. Haematopus bachmani).
● ex “Black Rail” of Latham 1785 (syn. Limnocorax flavirostris).
● “Vieillot [1817] probably referred to this species, but the brief description might equally apply to P. fuscicollis” (Ogilvie-Grant 1898) (Microcarbo).
● ex “Yellow-tufted Bee-eater” of Latham 1782 (syn. Moho nobilis).
● ex “Barbu à gorge noires” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Barbu de l’ile de Luçon” of Sonnerat 1782, and “Black-throated Barbet” of Latham 1782 (syn. Notharchus tectus).
● ex “Mésange Noire” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 137 (Melaniparus).
● ex “Black Shrike” of Latham 1781 (Platypsaris).
● ex “Pluvian du Sénégal” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 918 (syn. Pluvianus aegyptius).
● ex "Troupiale noir de Saint-Domingue" of d'Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 534 (Quiscalus).
● ex "Icterus niger" of Brisson 1760, "Troupiale noir" of de Buffon 1770-1783, and "Black Oriole" of Latham 1782, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Quiscalus niger).
● "60. TROCHILUS.  ...  niger.  13. T. rectricibus subæqualibus, corpore nigro subtus aurato, ano albo.  Trochilus niger. Mus. Ad. Fr. I. p. 13.  Habitat in Indiis." (Linnaeus 1758) (describing a melanistic form of this variable species) (Threnetes).
● "52. CUCULUS.  ...  niger.  6. C. cauda cuneiformi, corpore nigro nitido, rostro flavo.  Cuculus indicus niger. Edw. av. 58. t. 58.  Habitat in Benghala." (Linnaeus 1758) (unident.).

White-cheeked Honeyeater (gouldii)
SCI Name: Phylidonyris niger gouldii
gouldiana / gouldianus / gouldii
John Gould (1804-1881) English publisher, entrepreneur, naturalist, artist (subsp. Anthus leucophrys, subsp. Colluricincla megarhyncha, syn. Gerygone mouki richmondi, syn. Heteralocha acutirostris, syn. Larus novaehollandiae, subsp. Lesbia nuna, Lophornis, syn. Megapodius reinwardt, syn. Megapomatorhinus erythrogenys ferrugilatus, subsp. Melospiza melodia, syn. Neophema chrysogaster, syn. Onychoprion fuscatus, syn. Pedionomus torquatus, subsp. Phonygammus keraudrenii, subsp. Phylidonyris niger (ex Meliphaga mystacalis Gould, 1841), Selenidera, syn. Sericornis frontalis, subsp. Symposiachrus trivirgatus, subsp. Turdus rubrocanus) (see gouldi).