BROTOGERIS

(Psittacidae; Ϯ Grey-cheeked Parakeet B. pyrrhoptera) Gr. βροτογηρυς brotogērus  with human voice  < βροτος brotos  man; γηρυς gērus  voice. This epithet of the parrot was first mentioned by Crinagoras (1st cent. AD). "Brotogeris. ‡  ...  ‡ BROTOGERIS.  Rostrum attenuatum compressum: mandibula inferiore elongata vix emarginata. Alæ mediocres: remigibus tribus primis fere æqualibus. Pedes mediocres. Cauda subelongata, gradata.  Typus genericus. Ps. pyrrhopterus. Lath." (Vigors 1825).
Var. BratogerisBrotogerys.
Synon. Caica, Psittacula, Psittovius, Sittace, Tirica.

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).