Anatidae

ANATIDAE Leach, 1920 W. E. Leach. Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum. 17th edn. London: Richard and Arthur Taylor, 1820, 68*. Dendrocygna Swainson, 1837 Dendrocygna William Swainson. On the Natural History and Classification of Birds. The Cabinet Cyclopædia, edited by Dionysius Lardner. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, and John Taylor, … Read more Anatidae

Upupidae

UPUPIDAE Leach, 1920 W. E. Leach. Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum. 17th edn. London: Richard and Arthur Taylor, 1820, 68. Upupa Linnaeus, 1758 Upupa Caroli Linnæi [Carl Linnaeus]. Systema naturae…. 10th edn. Holmiæ [Stockholm]: Impensis Direct. Laurentii Salvii, 1758, 1: 117. Onomatopoeic: Latin upupa, Greek ἔποψ, épops. Upupa epops Eurasian Hoopoe Linnaeus, … Read more Upupidae

Emberizidae

EMBERIZIDAE Brehm, 1928 C. L. Brehm. “Uebersicht der deutschen Vögelarten.” Isis von Oken, Bd. 21, Heft 12 (1828), col. 1278. Emberiza Linnaeus, 1758 Emberiza Caroli Linnæi [Carl Linnaeus]. Systema naturae…. 10th edn. Holmiæ [Stockholm]: Impensis Direct. Laurentii Salvii, 1758, 1: 176. Latinized from Alemannic German emmeritz = bunting/yellowhammer, from Old High German amarzo, diminutive of … Read more Emberizidae

Sittidae

SITTIDAE Lesson, 1828 R.P. Lesson. Manuel d’ornithologie; ou Description des genres et des principales espèces d’oiseaux. Paris: Roret, 1828, 1: 65 (list), 360 (descr.). Sitta Linnaeus, 1758 Sitta Caroli Linnæi [Carl Linnaeus]. Systema naturae; per Regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. 10th edn. Holmiæ [Stockholm]: Impensis Direct. Laurentii … Read more Sittidae

Certhiidae

CERTHIIDAE Leach, 1820 W.E. Leach. Synopsis of the contents of the British Museum. 17th edn. London: Richard and Arthur Taylor, 1820, 68. Certhia Linnaeus, 1758 Certhia Caroli Linnæi [Carl Linnaeus]. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. 10th edn. Holmiæ [Stockholm]: Impensis Direct. Laurentii Salvii, 1758, … Read more Certhiidae

Tichodromidae

TICHODROMIDAE Swainson, 1827 William Swainson. ‘On Several Groups and Forms in Ornithology, Not Hitherto Defined.’ Zoological Journal 3, no. 11 (1827), 355. Tichodroma Illiger, 1811 Tichodroma Caroli Illigeri [Karl Illiger]. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium . Berolini [Berlin]: C. Salfeld, 1811, 210–211. Tichodroma muraria Wallcreeper (Linnaeus, 1766) Certhia muraria Caroli a Linné [Carl Linnaeus]. Systema … Read more Tichodromidae

Cinclidae

CINCLIDAE Sundevall, 1836 C.J. Sundevall. ‘Ornithologiskt System.’ Kungliga Svenska vetenskapsakademiens handlingar, 3rd ser., t. 23 (1836), 91. Cinclus Borkhausen, 1797 Cinclus Moriz Balthasar Borkhausen [Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen]. Deutsche Fauna, oder, Kurzgefasste Naturgeschichte der Thiere Deutschlands. Pt 1 Saugthiere und Vögel. Frankfurt am Main: Barrentrapp und Wenner, 1797, 300. Cinclus cinclus White-throated Dipper (Linnaeus, 1758) Sturnus … Read more Cinclidae

Prunellidae

PRUNELLIDAE Richmond, 1908 Charles W. Richmond. ‘Generic Names Applied to Birds during the Years 1901 to 1905, Inclusive, with Further Additions to Waterhouse’s “Index generum avium”.’ Proceedings of the United States National Museum 35, no. 1656 (1908), 585. Prunella Vieillot, 1816 Prunella L.P. Vieillot. Analyse d’une nouvelle ornithologie élémentaire. Paris: Deterville, 1816, 43. Accentor Johann … Read more Prunellidae

Robin revisited

Erythacus rubecula Robin or Redbreast, by J. Gould and H.C. Richter, in John Gould, The Birds of Great Britain (London: John Gould, 1866), livr. 10, pl. 48. Collated and repr. (1873), vol. 2, pl. 48. [This is an update of a previous post.] The genus name Erithacus is Latinized from Greek εριθακος, erithakos, which is … Read more Robin revisited

Cranes

Grus, by L. Reichenbach, in Avium systema naturale. Das natürliche System der Vögel (Dresden and Leipzig: Expedition der vollständigsten Naturgeschichte, 1849), pl. 21. All subsequent illustrations refer to this plate. Gruidae as a family name for Cranes was first used by Nicholas Aylward Vigors in a paper read to the Linnean Society of London, 3 … Read more Cranes