Whitehead’s Broadbill / Calyptomena whiteheadi

Whitehead\'s Broadbill / Calyptomena whiteheadi

Whitehead's Broadbill

SCI Name:  Calyptomena whiteheadi
Protonym:  Calyptomena whiteheadi Proc.Zool.Soc.London Pt3 no.37 p.558
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Calyptomenidae /
Taxonomy Code:  whibro1
Type Locality:  Kina Balu, Borneo.
Publish Year:  1887
IUCN Status:  


(Calyptomenidae; Ϯ Green Broadbill C. viridis) Gr. καλυπτος kaluptos  covered  < καλυπτω kaluptō  to conceal; μηνη mēnē  moon; "The first, which I propose to name Calyptomena (a καλυπτω, velo), is characterized as follows:  Bill depressed and broad at the base, hooked at the point, and almost concealed by the feathers of the head.  Nostrils round.  Tongue short.  Feet gressorial.    CALYPTOMENA VIRIDIS.  BURONG TAMPO PINANG.   ...  This very singular and beautiful bird is about six inches and a half in length.  Its colour is a brilliant green, like that of the Parrots.  The head is rather large, and its feathers are directed forwards from each side in such a manner as nearly to conceal the bill, giving the face a very peculiar appearance." (Raffles 1822); "Calyptomena Raffles, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 13, pt. 2, 1822, p. 295. Type, by monotypy, Calyptomena viridis Raffles." (Peters, 1951, VII, p. 12).
Var. Caliptomena, Calyptomene, Calyptomaena, Calyptomina, Calyptomeina, Calyptomenes.

● John Whitehead (1860-1899) British explorer, collector in Borneo 1885-1888, the Philippines 1893-1896, and Hainan 1899 (Aerodramus, Calyptomena, syn. Dicaeum haematostictum, subsp. Dicrurus leucophaeus (ex Buchanga palawanensis Whitehead, 1890), Harpactes, syn. Leptocoma sperata henkei, subsp. Lophura nycthemera, syn. Nisaetus nipalensis, syn. Pachycephala grisola plateni, subsp. Prioniturus discurus, Sitta, syn. Strix seloputo wiepkeni, syn. Trichastoma bicolor, subsp. Turdus poliocephalus, subsp. Turnix sylvaticus, Urocissa, Urosphena, subsp. Zosterops montanus, Zosterornis).
● Maj. Charles Hugh Tempest Whitehead (1880-1915) British Army in India, collector (syn. Zoothera mollissima).