HENICOPHAPS

(Columbidae; Ϯ New Guinea Bronzewing H. albifrons) Gr. ἑνικος henikos  singular, unique; φαψ phaps, φαβος phabos  pigeon (cf. genus Chalcophaps Gould, 1854, dove); "HENICOPHAPS ALBIFRONS, G. R. Gr. (Pl. XLIV.)  Front white; fuscous-rufous black, tinged with glossy green, on the back and tertials; greater wing-coverts with golden-coppery gloss; abdomen grey fuscous; under tail-coverts rufous.  ... The bill is like that of Chalcophaps, but the apical portion occupies rather more than half its length; the basal part of culmen is flattened and rather broad.   Hab. Waigiou." (G. Gray 1862); "Henicophaps G. R. Gray, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1861 (1862), p. 432. Type, by monotypy, Henicophaps albifrons G. R. Gray." (Peters 1937, III, 116).
Synon. Rhynchaenas.

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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 21 January 2019).