GYMNOMYSTAX

(Icteridae; Ϯ Oriole Blackbird G. mexicanus) Gr. γυμνος gumnos  bare, naked; μυσταξ mustax, μυστακος mustakos  moustache  < μασταξ mastax, μαστακος mastakos  jaws, mouth  < μασαομαι masaomai  to chew. Reichenbach's 1850, plate LXXIII, labelled Sturninae: Quiscalinae et Xanthorninae, shows the bare patches on the face of the Oriole Blackbird; "Gymnomystax Reichenbach, 1850, Av. Syst. Nat., pl. 73. Type, by subsequent designation (Cabanis, 1851, Mus. Heineanum, 1, p. 189), Agelaius melanicterus Vieillot = Oriolus mexicanus Linnaeus." (Blake in Peters 1968, XIV, 166); "There are two blackish bare patches of skin on the face, one surrounding the eyes and the lores and the other along the malar line" (Jaramillo & Burke 1999).

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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 18 October 2018).