COLINUS

(Odontophoridae; Ϯ Northern Bobwhite C. virginianus) Nahuatl/Aztec name Zōlin for a quail. Hernandez 1651, has Colinicuiltic, which name was contracted by de Buffon 1770-1783, to “Colin” and early used in North America for the Bobwhites (cf. names Ocōzōlin and Tepēzōlin for a partridge, and Āzōlin for a snipe); "e. Colinus.  Colin.  Schnabel kürzer und mehr gewölbt; Schwanz deutlicher. Sitzen im Gesträuche.  P. mexicana. Caille de la Louisiane. Pl. Enl. 149.  Frisch. t. 113.  Füße und Schnabel blutroth, Kopf schwarz, Kehle weiß, Körper oben braunroth, Schwanz gewellt, unten weißlich, mit schwarzen Strichen." (Goldfuss 1820); "Colinus Goldfuss, Handb. Zool., 2, 1820, p. 220. Type, by monotypy, "Perdix mexicanus, Caille de la Louisiana [sic], pl. Enl. no. 149" = Tetrao virginianus Linné." (Peters 1934, II, 46).
Var. Colina, Colinia.
Synon. Eupsychortyx, Gnathodon, Ortygia, Ortyx.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 12 December 2018).