White-eared Honeyeater / Nesoptilotis leucotis

White-eared Honeyeater / Nesoptilotis leucotis

White-eared Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Nesoptilotis leucotis
Protonym:  Turdus leucotis Suppl.ind.orn. p.xliv
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whehon1
Type Locality:  Nova Hollandia [= Sydney, New South Wales, cf. . Mathews and Iredale, 1920, Austral Avian Rec, 4, pp. 114-122].
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Publish Year:  1801
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

NESOPTILOTIS
(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Yellow-throated Honeyeater N. flavicollis) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Tasmania); genus Ptilotis Swainson, 1837, meliphaga; "NESOPTILOTIS, gen. nov.  Differs from Ptilotula Mathews in its much longer wing and tail and much stronger feet, thought the bill is as small as in that genus.  Type, Ptilotis flavigula Gould." (Mathews 1913); "Nesoptilotis Mathews, 1913, Austral Avian Rec., 2, p. 60. Type, by original designation, Ptilotis flavigula Gould = Melithreptus flavicollis Vieillot." (Salomonsen in Peters 1967, XII, 365).

leucotis
Gr. λευκος leukos white; -ωτις -ōtis -eared < ους ous, ωτος ōtos ear.
● ex “Fourmilier à oreilles blanches de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 822, and “White-eared Manakin” of Latham 1783 (syn. Conopophaga aurita).

SUBSPECIES

White-eared Honeyeater (leucotis)
SCI Name: Nesoptilotis leucotis leucotis
leucotis
Gr. λευκος leukos white; -ωτις -ōtis -eared < ους ous, ωτος ōtos ear.
● ex “Fourmilier à oreilles blanches de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 822, and “White-eared Manakin” of Latham 1783 (syn. Conopophaga aurita).

White-eared Honeyeater (novaenorciae)
SCI Name: Nesoptilotis leucotis novaenorciae
novaenorciae
L. novus new; Mod. L. Norcia  Nursia or Norcia, Umbria, Italy, the home of St Benedict; i.e. New Norcia Mission, Victoria Plains, Western Australia.