LUSCINIA

(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Common Nightingale L. megarhynchos) L. luscinia  nightingale, glorious songstress  < cluere  to be famous; canere  to sing; "101  SYLVIA LVSCINIA.  Luscinia Aedon?  Nightingale, Le Rosignol, Nachtigall, or Philomela" (T. Forster 1817). In European folklore the Common Nightingale and the Thrush Nightingale L. luscinia vie for the title of best songstress.
Synon. Aedon, Aedonis, Cyanosylvia, Daulias, Lusciola, Oitrus, Pandicilla, Philomela.
● (?syn. Vireo Ϯ unidentifiable) ex “American Nightingale” of Edwards 1750, “Yellow Hooded Titmouse” of Bartram 1791, and Motacilla calidris Linnaeus, 1758.

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Recommended citation
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).