Yellow-throated Honeyeater / Nesoptilotis flavicollis

Yellow-throated Honeyeater / Nesoptilotis flavicollis

Yellow-throated Honeyeater

SCI Name:  Nesoptilotis flavicollis
Protonym:  Melithreptus flavicollis Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 14 p.325
Category:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  yethon1
Type Locality:  Nouvelle Hollande; restricted to King Island, Bass Strait, by Mathews, 1912, Novit. Zool., 18 (1911), p. 407.
Publish Year:  1817
IUCN Status:  


(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).

flavicolle / flavicollis / flavicollo
L. flavus  golden-yellow; Mod. L. -collis  -necked, -throated  < L. collum  neck.
● ex “Yellow-throated Creeper” of Catesby 1731, “Parus carolinensis” of Brisson 1760, “Mésange grise à gorge jaune” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Yellow-throated Warbler” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Dendroica dominica).
● ex “Yellow-necked Heron” of Latham 1787 (Ixobrychus).
● ex “Black-throated Bunting” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Spiza americana).
● ex “Yellow-necked Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.).