White-shouldered Triller / Lalage sueurii

White-shouldered Triller / Lalage sueurii

White-shouldered Triller

SCI Name:  Lalage sueurii
Protonym:  Turdus Suerii Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 20 p.270
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Campephagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whwtri2
Type Locality:  New Holland, error = Timor; see Mathews, 1914, Austral Av. Rec., 2, p. 104.
Publish Year:  1818
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(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.

Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846) French naturalist, artist, explorer (Lalage).