L. nivalis snowy, snow-white < nix, nivis snow.
● ex “Pinçon de Neige” and “Niverolle” of Brisson 1760 (Montifringilla).
● ex “Avis ignota piperini” of Gessner 1555, “Fringilla albicans” of Aldrovandus 1599, “Avis nivis” of Martens 1675, “Montifringilla calcaribus alaudae” of Willughby 1676, “Great Pied Mountain Finch”, “Brambling” or “Sea-Lark” of Ray 1713, “Miliaria nivis” of Frisch 1733, “Pied-Chaffinch” and “Lesser Pied Mountain Finch” of Albin 1738, “Alauda remigibus albis: primoribus extrorsum nigris, rectricibus nigris: lateralibus tribus albis” of Linnaeus 1740, and “Snow-bird” of Edwards 1750 (Plectrophenax).

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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 on 19 March 2019).