Yellow-faced Flameback / Chrysocolaptes xanthocephalus

Yellow-faced Flameback / Chrysocolaptes xanthocephalus

Yellow-faced Flameback

SCI Name:  Chrysocolaptes xanthocephalus
Protonym:  Chrysocolaptes xanthocephalus Ibis p.99 pl.4
Taxonomy:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yeffla1
Type Locality:  Negros.
Publish Year:  1872
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; Ϯ Javan Flameback  C. strictus) Gr. χρυσος khrusos  gold; κολαπτης kolaptēs  chiseller  < κολαπτω kolaptō  to peck; "the other group having a well developed fourth toe, and being altogether more powerfully formed, and highly typical or characteristic of the Woodpecker structure. To this last, which may be designated Chrysocolaptes, appertain P. strictus, Horsfield, (v. sultaneus, Hodgson),* P. hæmatribon, Wagler, and also I believe certain other species, together with the following:— P. (Chrysocolaptes) melanotus, Nobis.   ...   *This is generally, I believe, now considered to be P. Goensis, though the description of the latter by Daubenton and others certainly does not apply.—Referring to Dr. Horsfield's catalogue of Javanese birds prefixed to his Volume of Researches, I observe that he there refers his P. strictus to P. Goensis." (Blyth 1843); "Chrysocolaptes Blyth, Journ. As. Soc. Bengal, 12, pt. 2, 1843, p. 1004. Type, by subsequent designation, C. strictus = Picus strictus Horsfield. (Hargitt, Cat. Bds. Brit. Mus., 18, 1890, p. 442).2   ...   2 Gray, Cat. Gen. Subgen. Bds., 1855, p. 92, designates Picus sultaneus Hodgson, but this was not one of the originally included species." (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 225).
Synon. Indopicus, Reinwardtipicus, Xylolepes.

(Icteridae; Ϯ Yellow-headed Blackbird X. xanthocephalus) Specific name Icterus xanthocephalus Bonaparte, 1826; "*927. Xanthocephalus, Bp. (Agelaius, p. Gr.)   America s. 1.    ICTERUS ICTEROCEPHALUS, Say. nec L. (Icter. xanthocephalus, Bp. - perspicillatus, Licht. - Agelaius xanthocephalus, Sw. - Ag. longipes, Sw. 1827. - Psarocolius perspicillatus, Wagl. 1829. - Xanthocephalus perspicillatus, Bp. 1850) Am. Orn. Cont. t. 3. 1. mas. 2. faem. Audab[sic]. Am. t. 388. 2. 3. ex Amer. occ. bor.   Major: niger; capite pectoreque flavis: speculo alarum duplice albo." (Bonaparte 1850); "Xanthocephalus Bonaparte, 1851?, Consp. Avium, 1 (1850), p. 431. Type, by monotypy, Psarocolius perspicillatus Wagler = Icterus xanthocephalus Bonaparte." (Blake in Peters 1968, XIV, 166).

Gr. ξανθος xanthos  yellow, golden; -κεφαλος -kephalos  -headed  < κεφαλη kephalē  head.
● "Yellow-headed Troopial ...Niger; capite, collo, pectoreque aurantiacis  ... black; head, neck and breast orange" (Bonaparte 1826); ex Icterus icterocephalus Bonaparte, 1825 (Xanthocephalus).