hotentotta / hottentota / hottentotta / hottentottus

Hottentot, a former term given to the Khoikhoi, a nomad pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa.
● ex “Grand Motteux” or “Cul-blanc du cap de bonne espérance” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Cape Wheat-ear” of Latham 1783 (syn. Oenanthe pileata).
● Erroneous TL. Cape of Good Hope (= Chandernagor, Bengal); ex “Choucas du Cap de Bonne Espérance” of Brisson 1760 (Dicrurus).

Search for more names on the Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology by James A. Jobling.
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 on 16 December 2019).